Pilot Backcountry Ski Zone Project at Willoughby State Forest to be Discussed

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is holding a public meeting to discuss a pilot backcountry ski zone project in Willoughby State Forest.   The meeting will take place on Monday, November 14th at 5:30pm at the Burke Community Building, 212 School Street, West Burke VT 05871.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the public to review the project, ask questions, and submit comments to FPR.

Public Meeting to Review the Victory Management Unit Draft Management Plan

The Agency of Natural Resources plans for the management of its state-owned lands through the development of long-range management plans (LRMP).  Currently the draft LRMP for the Victory Management Unit is available for public review and comment. A public meeting to review the plan is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the ANR District Office located at 1229 Portland Street in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Please contact Doug Morin for more information - doug.morin@vermont.gov

Vermont Revises Rules for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs

Montpelier — An improved set of practices designed to protect water quality on logging jobs goes into effect as a revised rule on October 22, 2016. The Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont, or AMPs, are a set of practices designed to protect water quality by minimizing soil erosion and runoff during and after logging activity. The revised rule is set to take effect this Saturday, October 22.

Workshop: Wood in Modern Construction

Beyond Steel & Concrete: Wood in Modern Construction - November 4, 2016 at Town & Country Resort at Stowe

Cross Laminated Timbers, glue laminates, and large timbers are opening new doors for utilizing wood as a key structural component of commercial and residential construction. 

The Working Lands Enterprise Board Forestry Committee and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund will present a day of information and discussion on the use of wood in modern construction.

For more information and to register:

Vermont State Parks Inherits Beauty of Taconic Mountains Ramble

MONTPELIER—Today, the Carson Davidson Revocable Trust Fund entrusted 204 acres of beloved property in Hubbardton to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation as part of what will be Vermont’s newest state park. The Taconic Mountains Ramble park was the vision of Carson “Kit Davidson, who passed away this past Thursday at the age of 92.  
 

Vermont Foliage Report

Vermont Foliage Report: Colors Emerging in the North, at Higher Elevations

Montpelier - Most of Vermont's forests are very green and still in the earliest stages of color development, but the state’s foliage show has begun in the north and at higher elevations. Foliage enthusiasts are encouraged to visit Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom during these early stages of the foliage season.

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