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

Proposed State Rule Amendment to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont

December 23, 2015The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is now accepting public comments on the proposed state rule amendment to the Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont.

Vermont State Parks Offers Free First Day Hikes

Start the New Year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont State Park. Join a free, guided, easy, family hikes taking place in state parks and forests throughout the state. Hike leaders include professional guides and outdoor educators, sharing their knowledge and love of the Vermont outdoors. Don't need a guide? Then get outside at the state park or forest of your choice. They are always available and close by to all of us. Entry is free and you will discover a whole new world in the winter.
 

All New, Limited Edition Vermont State Parks Holiday Gift Packages Now on Sale!

With all new merchandise this year, these limited edition gift packages come attractively wrapped and ready to give. Shipping is free and they are easy to order online.

Gift certificates, punch cards, season passes, stoneware pint glasses, hooded sweatshirts, T-shirts and more can also be ordered online at www.vtstateparks.com.

Here are the Packages at a Glance:

Vermont State Parks Annual Visitation Reaches 1 Million

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a milestone in Vermont State Park visitation. So far this year, more than 1 million people have visited state parks. That hasn’t happened in 27 years and has only occurred four other times over the 91 year history of the park system. “We are all pleased that so many Vermonters and guests are realizing the treasures we have in our wonderful park system,” Gov. Shumlin said.

Willoughby State Forest Public Scoping Meeting Scheduled for November 5, 2015

Please join us for a planning discussion regarding improvements to the South End area of Willoughby State Forest. This area of the forest receives a tremendous amount of use during the summer months and the level of use is growing each year. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation recently secured a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission for infrastructure improvements at the South End.

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