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.

Lyndon State Forest - Bike Trail Public Meeting

The St. Johnsbury District of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is considering a project to create approximately 2.25 miles of mountain bike/hiking trails at Lyndon State Forest.  A public meeting will be held so that the department can share relevant information and receive comments.

Public Meeting: Lyndon State Forest Mountain Bike Trail Project

Date and time: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Location: Public Safety Building, 316 Main Street, Lyndonville VT

For more information please call 802-751-0110.


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