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.

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.

Working Lands Enterprise Board Announces Upcoming Grant Availability

The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is pleased to announce the availability of over $500,000 in grant funds for this program year. The application period will open on October 1, 2015, with grants targeting essential, catalytic investments in Vermont’s farm and forest economy. Grants will be available to Vermont agriculture and forest sector businesses, as well as service providers that provide the critical technical assistance needed for business growth.

The two investment areas are as follows:

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