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.”

Niquette Bay State Park Poetry Walk is Poetry in Motion

COLCHESTER - Now celebrating its second year, The Poetry Walk at Niquette Bay State Park is a collaboration between the Burnham Memorial Library and Niquette Bay State Park, promoting literacy, learning, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world with a connection to the place we call home.

Sixteen poems have been selected to inspire thoughts of our progression through life’s passages as evoked by beautiful natural scenery of the Colchester environment.

Important News About Firewood

New Firewood Rule Prohibits Untreated Firewood from Entering Vermont

A new Vermont rule effective May 1st prevents invasive insects from piggybacking into the state on untreated firewood. As summer camping season arrives, visitors to Vermont should be prepared to buy firewood in-state or be able to verify that imported firewood is heat-treated to USDA-approved standards.

Open Burning and Weather Awareness in 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.


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