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Public Input Opportunities

Public input is a very important part of the Long Range Management Planning Process. Please read this document for more information about the Role of the Public in Planning.

Hamilton Falls Natural Area Master Plan

Hamilton Falls Natural Area (HFNA), nestled in Jamaica State Park, has seen a surge in visitors in recent years leading to erosion, safety concerns, lack of parking, and impacts to local residents. To sustainably manage the growing popularity of Hamilton Falls Natural Area FPR is developing a comprehensive master plan for the site, balancing preservation with recreational access. A draft of the master plan with three conceptual designs to manage use levels has been developed and has been issued for public input. 

The public comment period is open from June 28th to August 18th.

The draft master plan, information about the public informational meeting and details on how to submit comments can be found on the Jamaica State Park webpage.

Mount Mansfield Long Range Management Plan Amendment Proposal

The planning process for the Mount Mansfield State Forest Long-Range Management Plan Amendment is underway.  

More Information Coming Soon.

Castleton Management Unit Long Range Plan 

The planning process for the Castleton Management Unit Long-Range Plan is underway.    

The draft amendment plan, other resources, and details on how to submit comments can be found on the Castleton Management Unit webpage.     The 4,725-acre management unit is located in the towns of Castleton, Poultney, and Ira, just 6 miles west of the City of Rutland. It consists of two Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) owned and managed for wildlife habitat and public access by the Fish and Wildlife Department in collaboration with the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.   

The overarching management objectives described in the LRMP are to:   

  • preserve the ecological integrity and cultural richness of the Castleton Management Unit,   

  • foster resilience to climate change,   

  • maintain diverse wildlife habitats,   

  • promote sustainable outdoor activities centered on fishing and wildlife, and   

  • manage forests in a manner that sustains habitats, fosters forest health, produces wood products, and contributes to the local economy.  

An informational public meeting, was held on June 12, 2024 at Kehoe Camp, 636 Point of Pines Road, Castleton, VT 05735.   

How to Comment: 


You can also as provide feedback during the public comment period from June 12 to August 31, 2024.      For more information, please contact 


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