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April Newsletter

April Forest Health Observation Report Available

May 17, 2018

VT FPR's April forest health observations report is now available. 

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Educators: Want to get out into Vermont’s streams, forests and wetlands this summer?

May 16, 2018

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says it still has a few openings in its fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators.

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Emerald Ash Borer: Slow the Spread! New Signs Warn Motorists, “Don’t Move Ash Firewood”

May 16, 2018

Motorists in the areas of Plainfield, Groton, Calais, Williamstown, Washington, and Barre may notice new flashing road signs reading “Don’t move ash firewood beyond this point.”

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Vermont Tree Steward Awards Announced

May 15, 2018

Recipients of the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program and Council's  Vermont Tree Steward Award  have been announced. Learn more about the great work of these Vermonters for our trees and forests.

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Take steps to guide the future of your land: Register now for succession planning workshop

May 13, 2018

Many woodland owners want to pass their land on to their heirs, but that requires planning. To assist forest landowners, Vermont Woodlands Association is offering a day long workshop.  

 

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Vermont Announces Quarantine of Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

May 8, 2018

As part of the ongoing response to the recent discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within the state, Vermont has joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s 31-state quarantine boundary.

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Mud Season is Here! Help Protect Fragile Trail Environments

April 24, 2018

Mud season has returned to the Green Mountains. The wet soils on and around hiking trails are very susceptible to erosion at this critical time of year.  To protect fragile soil and surrounding vegetation, some trails may be closed by the land manager during this time.  Please respect the signage you see.

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Be on the Lookout for Frogs and Salamanders along Roads

April 12, 2018

One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right now in Vermont, and it’s taking place right at our feet.

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Public Meeting to be held on conserved lands in the Northeast Kingdom

April 2, 2018

Vermont departments of Fish & Wildlife, and Forests, Parks, & Recreation are holding a public meeting to discuss future management and use of a group of conserved lands in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. 

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EAB found in 4 Vermont towns

March 27, 2018

The emerald ash borer (EAB), which is responsible for the death of millions of ash trees around the country has now been discovered in Barre, Groton, and Plainfield. It was first detected in the town of Orange, in February.