The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is now available! The report was released on February 4, 2016 to the Legislature in a two hour presentation featuring an overview of the program, outcomes to date, testimonials from four working lands grant recipients, as well as a deep dive on forestry committee work completed in the past year. In addition to the report, the Board released an exciting six minute video providing an overview of the initiative and outlining the positive impacts the program has had on Vermont's economy, culture, and community. It's worth every bit of six minutes to view!
Forest Trees of Vermont by Trevor Evans
The 2014 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners by Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service
Call Before You Cut (revised 2014)
A Guide to Public Resources for Woodland Owners in Vermont
NRCS Vermont Field Technical Guide References: A comprehensive list with links to publications on ecology, biology, habitat management, natural communities, plant ID, RTE species, and much more.
Vermont Climate Assessment Full Report: Considering Vermont’s Future in a Changing Climate
A report by The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and The University of Vermont, 2014
The Economic Importance
and Wood Flows from
Vermont’s Forests, 2013. North East State Foresters Association
Guide to the Federal
Income Tax, USDA Forest Service, Feb 2013
Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2013 Tax Year by Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist and John Greene, Retired Research Forester, Southern Research Station
USDA Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Quick Guide for Woodland Owners, 4th Edition 2012
For the Family Landowner: Best Techniques to Increase Forest Productivity
and Value in the Northeast U.S. 2012 by NEFA (7.71 MB PDF file)
A Review of Biomass Harvesting Best Management Practices Guidelines (2.96 MB PDF)
The Economic Importance and Wood Flows from Vermont’s Forests, 2007. North East State Foresters Association ( 399kb PDF)
by Dr. Linda Wang
National Timber Taxation Specialist, USDA Forest Service
Good Forestry in the Granite State - Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire 2nd Edition. Good Forestry is a 225-page guide, in a three-ring binder format and each copy comes with a cd. An on-line version is available free at www.goodforestry.org . A copy of the book can be ordered on-line at that website. Directions for ordering through the mail are there as well, or you can call 800-444-8978.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Vermont – Recommendations for Landowner Response
Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Vermont Forest Health Update
Evaluating Sugarbush Recovery from 2010 Frost Damage
Vermont Forest Health Update
Climate Change and Forests
Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation offers information on Climate Change and Forests.
The Lifecycle of the Emerald Ash Borer (youtube video)
EAB animation from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Be a Beetle Buster
For the kid in you - ALB animation, Play Freeze and Collect by visiting Be a Beetle Buster and clicking on the game at the bottom of the screen.
Place You Call Home: A Guide to Caring for Your Land in Vermont has been released by Northern Woodlands, the Corinth, Vermont, nonprofit that publishes Northern Woodlands magazine. This publication will provide Vermont landowners with essential information for taking care of their land and getting the most out of it. To order a copy please contact Northern Woodlands at www.northernwoodlands.org.
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Offers a new program on Biomass. This fact sheet describes the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).
Lyme Disease in Vermont
The Vermont Department of Health has posted information about ticks and Lyme
disease at http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/lyme/lyme_disease.aspx.
The Vermont Woodlands Association is pleased to provide information on the many forestry related opportunities for teachers and students. Download VWA Opportunities in Education brochure.