Burn Ban Rescinded for All of Vermont Except Bennington and Windham Counties

As of 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation is rescinding the statewide order directing the Town Forest Fire Wardens to cease issuing open burning permits for all Vermont counties except Bennington and Windham.  This order was issued at 3:00 pm on May 5, 2015.  Widespread soaking rain over the last 2 days and progress in leaf-out and greening of the State’s vegetation has reduced the fire danger concerns to levels low enough to warrant the removal of this order for much of the state. 

BURN BAN GOES INTO EFFECT IN VERMONT

May 5, 2015 - After a warm, dry weekend and a Red Flag warning yesterday that ended with more than 25 new reports of wild fires, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) has issued an order for all of the state's forest fire wardens to cease issuing burning permits as of 3:00 P.M. on May 5th through May 19th.   A Red Flag warning means there are critical fire weather conditions including low relative humidity, high winds and little to no precipitation. Fires that ignite during these conditions spread rapidly and with high intensity.

New State Forest to be Created and Named After Sen. Jim Jeffords

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.

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