Vermont State Forests are here for you to use, enjoy, and explore. Many of the State Forests provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for walkers, runners, bikers, horseback riders, and motorists. During the winter, some roads become part of a statewide network of snowmobile trails groomed by the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), and on certain individual forests, there may also be cross-country ski trails maintained by one of our partners. Snowshoeing is also a popular winter activity in several of our forests.
Many of Vermont's State Forests and Parks support active forest management that was developed through the Long Range Management Planning process. The benefit of forest management is not only the generation of forest products, but also the improvement of wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, forest health, and water quality. Every year, the Agency's five District Offices prepare annual stewardship plans, which describe all planned stewardship activities for Agency lands in the Districts for the upcoming year, including forest management timber harvests.
For more information about a particular annual stewardship plan, please contact the District Office responsible for managing those Agency lands you are interested in.