The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR) has awarded $586,764 to fifteen significant trail projects. This funding, available through state and federal funds in the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), will go towards maintaining and building public trails all over Vermont.
WATERBURY – As Vermont dries out from winter each year, a new hazard often presents itself for spring. Dead grass, leaves, and brush can become prime fuel for wildland and brushfires, particularly when dried out under sunshine, low relative humidity, and just two or three rain free days in a row. The National Weather Service reports those conditions are expected this coming weekend.
More than 2,000 acres added to Camel’s Hump State Park; Public celebration slated for April 15
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Vermont State Parks Announces the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge
MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to announce that the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on!
The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing fun, outdoor activities and can earn free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year, and all of next year.
Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails
On March 30 the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, manager of State Forests and Parks, announced that Mud Season has returned to the Green Mountains a month early.
The 2016 Forest Health Information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th from 9 am to 3:15 pm with sign-up and coffee starting at 8:30. The meeting will be held at the Woodstock Untion High School. For further information, click on the link below:
Windsor — A proposed new management plan for Mt. Ascutney State Park and other state-managed lands in southern Windsor County that addresses everything from rattlesnakes to new biking trails is available for public comment.
VERMONT AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS & RECREATION
FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
ASCUTNEY MANAGEMENT UNIT
Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 6:30-8:30 PM
Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney, VT
The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is now available! The report was released last week to the Legislature in a two-hour presentation featuring an overview of the program, outcomes to date, testimonials from four working lands grant recipients, as well as a deep dive on forestry committee work completed in the past year. In addition to the report, the Board released an exciting six-minute video providing an overview of the initiative and outlining the positive impacts the program has had on Vermont's economy, culture, and community.