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.
Stone Hut on Mt. Mansfield Set to Re-open December 1, 2016
Lottery, with some changes, to be held November 16
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.
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MONTPELIER – Craig Whipple, Director of Vermont State Parks, will be presented with the prestigious national “Legends” award by the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration at an awards ceremony next week.
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR) along with the Green Mountain Club (GMC) encourage Vermonters to get out and enjoy foliage season. As the leaves start to turn and the air grows cooler, hikers are expected to hit the trails in great numbers. Peak foliage season means that many people want to get outside.
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.
Waterbury - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR), the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) and its local chapter, the Waterbury Area Trails Alliance (WATA) are pleased to announce the opening of three miles of new trails as part of a mountain bike/multi-use trail system at Little River State Park.
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.