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.
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
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.
A new study of earthworms in forests has been completed and results are now available. The Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, partnered with researchers from the University of Vermont to learn more about which earthworms were present in forests and the effects on forest soil organic matter and forest fertility. Go to the study.
December 23, 2015 - The 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.