The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has been working closely with the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association to make additional state land under the jurisdiction of the Department available under license agreement to sugar makers for maple sugaring. In cooperation with the Association, we have developed an application process along with tapping guidelines and license requirements. In 2009, the Department entered into three new sugaring licenses on Department Lands (Okemo State, Groton and Mount Mansfield State Forests) and in 2010 entered into a fourth at Elmore State Park.
All of these licenses are operated according to the Guidelines and Licensing Requirements for Tapping and Collecting Sap from Maple Trees on Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Lands.
The Department is not currently accepting any applications for new maple sugaring sites on state lands.