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Governor Phil Scott's Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative Releases Recommendations To Strengthen and Expand Vermont's Outdoor Recreation Economy

January 29, 2018

Governor Phil Scott's Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative Steering Committee (VOREC), recently released the group’s first report, which recommends strategies to strengthen and expand Vermont’s outdoor recreation economy.

2017 Vermont Forest Health Highlights Now Available

December 14, 2017

Checkout the 2017 Forest Health Highlights

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Take the Vermont Forest Survey Today!

November 29, 2017

What are your thoughts about Vermont's forests & wood products industry?

Please take the Vermont Forest Survey and enter to win a two-night stay at Sugarbush Resort or a popular Vermont-made wood product.

We'd love to hear from you! Please share widely. Take the Survey Here

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Working Lands Enterprise Board Announces $750,000 in Available Investments

October 16, 2017

Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s grant cycle and the availability of approximately $750,000 in investments for the 2018 program year. Funds support projects across forestry and agriculture that enhance Vermont’s communities, economy and culture.

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State Hires New Coordinator To Encourage Wood Energy

October 16, 2017

New position at Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation seeks to double wood heat in buildings by 2035.

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Gov. Scott Creates VT Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative

October 2, 2017

New initiative highlights the decades-long work of land managers, nonprofit recreation and conservation groups, and outdoor recreation businesses to build this important industry.

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2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Announced

July 18, 2017

The Vermont Woodlands Association and the Vermont Tree Farm program are proud to announce the selection of David and Jenny Stoner of Craftsbury Common as the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award.

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Ten towns to get help developing town forest action plans

July 10, 2017

Ten Vermont communities have been selected to participate in the Town Forest Recreation Planning Community Assistance Program, to develop town forest recreation and stewardship action plans.

Fall Vermont Coverts Woodland Owner Training

July 10, 2017

Want to learn how a healthy forest can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits? Check out Vermont Coverts 3-day Woodland Owner Training offered this fall.

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Be Tick Smart

June 7, 2017

It's tick season and VT Fish and Wildlife has some good advice to reduce your risk of getting a tickborne illnesses!