Public Meeting: Vermont's Forest Economy

Public Meetings on Vermont’s Forest Economy

MONTPELIER -  The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will be holding four morning public meetings to provide updates from different sectors of the Department’s work and to hear from those with interest in the forest economy. Department staff are traveling to these locations to give the public an opportunity to communicate directly with various program leaders to have questions answered, concerns heard or to discuss opportunities that the Department can assist them with.

All morning meetings will be from 7:30-9:30 am at the following locations:

  • December 11th - Island Pond Welcome Center, 11 Birch Street, Island Pond 
  • December 13th – Nortrax, 300 Clinton Street, Springfield
  • December 14th – Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conference Room, 111 West Street, Essex
  • December 15th – USDA Forest Service Office Conference Room, 231 North Main Street, Rutland

For more information, contact Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation at (802) 622-4005 or


7:30 | Welcome from Sam Lincoln with Coffee and Donuts

7:40 | Steve Sinclair, Director of Forests, “Cut with Confidence” Program

7:50 | David Wilcox, Watershed Forester, Acceptable Management Practices (AMP)

8:05 | Paul Frederick, Wood Utilization & Wood Energy Program Leader, Forest Product Market Update

8:15 | Keith Thompson, Private Lands Program Manager, Use Value Appraisal “Current Use”

8:25 | Michael Snyder, Commissioner & Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Pro-Forest Economy Legislative Initiatives

8:40 | Question and Answer Session with Attendees

9:30 Adjourn

Event Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017: 7:30 am to 9:30 am