Working Lands Enterprise Board Celebrates FY19 Grantees - Program Receives Increased FY20 State Funding

Eighteen Vermont working lands businesses and service providers were recognized today at an event celebrating the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI), created by the Legislature in 2012 to stimulate economic development in the agricultural and forestry sectors. Governor Phil Scott and Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts recognized each grantee on the grounds of the Intervale Center in Burlington, also a grantee, to emphasize the importance of working lands businesses to Vermont’s economy and heritage.  

Woods Whys: New Book by Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Explores the Hows and Whys of Forests and Forestry

Have you ever wondered how trees “come back to life” in spring? Why paper birches are so white? Or which trees make the best firewood? A new book by Vermont’s Commissioner of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, Michael Snyder answers these questions and many others. Woods Whys: An Exploration of Forests and Forestry is a collection of essays that aims to teach people more about trees, forests, and forest management—and, by doing so, to help them become more connected to the woods around them.

Upcoming Deer Hearings

Vermont Fish & Wildlife will hold two more public hearings on deer.

A hearing on May 21 in Bethel will cover the proposed antlerless deer permit numbers for the 2019 hunting seasons as well as the proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2020. A second hearing on June 4 in Hinesburg will cover the proposed deer hunting regulation changes for 2020.

The hearings are scheduled for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. as follows: