Vermont communities have a responsibility to plan for and manage public trees and forests and an opportunity to engage in land use planning to support healthy future forests Planning at the community level can have a profound impact on our forested landscape.
Discover more about community planning for Vermont's forests:
- Create an urban forest management plan: Learn more about urban forest inventories and management planning and get your community moving its local urban and community forestry program forward.
- Learn more about getting forests and forestry into your town plan: Check out resources on Forest Stewardship from Central VT Regional Planning
- Learn more about natural resources in your town: Find data and get mapping tools to help town planners, conservation commission members, and others discover high priority natural features crucial to Vermont’s forests and wildlife.
- Does your town have a town forest? Discover Vermont's town forests, and get started planning, stewarding, or conserving this important community resources.
- Adopt land use planning strategies that ensure the future of Vermont's forest: Check out the Community Wildlife Program and Community Strategies for Vermont’s Forests and Wildlife: A Guide for Local Action for more information and tips on keeping forests forested.