Vermont State Parks Announces 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

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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.

It's Mud Season in the Mountains!

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.

Working Lands FY2015 Annual Report and Video

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. 

Lowell Lake State Park Public Meeting Scheduled

A Long Range Management Plan (LRMP) Addendum has been prepared, and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation would like your input. Lowell Lake State Park is located in the town of Londonderry totaling 356.5 acres. The revised LRMP will guide management on the parcel for the next 25 years.

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Londonderry Town Office (100 Old School Street), South Londonderry, Vermont

Vermont Forest Sector Systems Analysis Report

The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB), working with Yellow Wood Associates, undertook a year-long Forest Sector Systems Analysis for the State of Vermont. The Board wanted to improve its understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector in order to inform its strategic investments through annual grant making.

View the report: Vermont Forest Sector Systems Analysis Report: Exploring New Market Opportunities Across Value Chains

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