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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.


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.


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. 

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Welch Outlines Effort to Secure Federal Resources to Help Contain the Spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

March 27, 2018

At a press conference this afternoon in Randolph, Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) outlined three actions he is taking to assist the effort to contain the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer in Vermont. 

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Vermont 2017 Forest Insect and Disease Conditions Report now available

March 20, 2018

A detailed report on 2017 forest health observations and trends by Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR).



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New Study: New England forests face more precipitation, milder winters

March 12, 2018

A new study in the Northeast finds that tree species are increasingly stressed by the changing climate.


Love Wildlife? Sign Up for VT Coverts:Woodlands for Wildlife Training

March 8, 2018

Are you interested in wildlife? This training is for you!

EAB on leaf

EAB Detected In Vermont

February 27, 2018

Emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive forest insect from Asia, has been detected in Vermont.


Public Hearings Set for Deer, Moose

February 23, 2018

Vermont Fish & Wildlife is hosting public hearings in March and May.