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.

AMP Final Proposed Rule Change

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation filed the Final Proposed Revised Rule for Acceptable Management Practices  for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont  (AMPs) with the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR)  and the Secretary of State's Office on August 23, 2016.  LCAR will consider the Final Proposed Rule at its September 8, 2016 meeting. Click here for details.

Materials available from first meeting of the Act 171 Forest Integrity Study Committee

MONTPELIER - The first meeting of the Study Committee on Land Use Regulation and Forest Integrity occurred on August 18, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Catamount Conference room at the Agency of Natural Resources main offices in Montpelier at 1 National Life Drive.

Materials from the meeting are now available.

Vermont State Parks Lays Down Campfire Cook-off Challenge

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks invites you to participate in the first ever Vermont State Parks Campfire Cook-off video competition.
 
Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks explains, “Cooking in the outdoors is an intrinsic part of enjoying summer. And in Vermont, with our outdoor culture and bountiful local produce, outdoor cooking has ascended to an art form. After years of listening to stories of extraordinary campfire culinary conquests, we decided it might be fun to lay down a campfire cooking challenge, and to share the best for all to enjoy.”

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