April 9, 2015

Draft Kingdom Heritage Lands Recreation Management Updates for Public Review

Updated proposals for managing hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding across much of the Kingdom Heritage Lands of northeastern Vermont will be available for public comment online and in a public meeting on April 9, 2015.

April 1, 2015

MONTPELIER – The Vermont State Parks invite you to participate in their 2015 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge, which will run from April 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015. The program involves an outdoor scavenger hunt for children and adults alike, and includes activities such as identifying amphibians, mapping GPS coordinates, and making camp supplies out of found materials.

March 5, 2015

A new 1,346-acre State Forest will be created in former Sen. Jim Jeffords’ hometown of Shrewsbury and will be named after the late senator, The Trust for Public Land and the State of Vermont announced today.

“This will be an enduring and well-deserved tribute to Senator Jeffords’ long legacy of environmental stewardship and land conservation,” said Michael Snyder, Commissioner of Forest, Parks and Recreation.

February 10, 2015

$40,000 is available in 2015 for our Communities Caring for Tree Canopy Grants. These grants help communities care for tree canopy by taking the necessary actions to developing and sustaining a community‐wide tree program.

January 20, 2015

To help us celebrate and spread the word about Arbor Day, we are inviting students to actively participate in the celebration by creating art-inspired by trees.

January 20, 2015

The 2014 Vermont Tree Stewards Awards Winners have been announced. Every year the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Council sponsors Tree Steward Awards as a way to recognize Vermont’s community tree and forests champions. The 2014 winners were honored at the Vermont Statehouse on December 17th. Meet the winners.

January 20, 2015

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Commissioner Michael Snyder has adopted a set of voluntary harvesting guidelines for private landowners to help ensure long-term forest health and sustainability.

October 1, 2014

Off-Season Day Use

Looking to visit for the day, maybe for some snowshoeing or some sledding? You are welcome to enter the parks for day use anytime, just keep in mind the following:

September 16, 2014

MONTPELIER - On Saturday, September 27th, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation's Urban and Community Forestry Program, in coordination with the UVM Extension, Northeastern States Research Cooperative, Northern Forest Center, Trust for Public Land, UVM Environmental Program, UVM Historic Preservation Program, and Vermont Land Trust, will host Forests for the People: The Return of the Town Forest Summit from 8:30am until 4pm at the Barre Town Middle and Elementary Schoo

April 25, 2014

Mud season has arrived in Vermont. It’s a great time to get outside, but please keep in mind that many trails are not suitable for hiking during this time of year. Some higher elevation trails are still wet and muddy and when hikers walk on saturated soils, it can result in damage to the trail and surrounding vegetation. Hikes in hardwood forests at lower elevations are recommended.


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