Our Mission

To practice and encourage high quality stewardship of Vermont’s environment by

• Monitoring and maintaining the health, integrity and diversity of important species, natural communities, and ecological processes

• Managing forests for sustainable use, including providing and promoting opportunities for compatible outdoor recreation

• Providing related information, education and service

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is responsible for the conservation and management of Vermont’s forest resources, the operation and maintenance of the State Park system, and the promotion and support of outdoor recreation for Vermonters and our visitors.  In addition, FPR is responsible for the acquisition, planning coordination and administration of all Agency of Natural Resources lands.  Department employees are stationed throughout Vermont, including offices in Montpelier and at five regional locations.