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PUBLICATIONS

Available Publications

We have a few hard copies of these publications which we are happy to mail out to you if you are interested. Contact the VWA office by phone (802) 747-7900 or at info@vermontwoodlands.org and we will mail you a copy (or two) for free.

Cut With Confidence, "A Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest" Series. These simple guides to help you understand the process of timber harvests and avoid pitfalls every step of the way. Topics: Overview, Wildlife, Water, Economics, and Working with Foresters and Loggers, The Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. 2017.
"White-tailed Deer in Northeastern Forests:Understanding and Assessing Impacts." United States Department of Agriculture/Forest Service, and Thomas J. Rawinski. September 2015.

Cultural Resources Stewardship

Stewardship and Best Practices Guide for Historic and Archaeological Resources on Forest Lands (PDF)

"Stonewalls and Cellarholes: A Guide for Landowners on Historic Features and Landscapes in Vermont’s Forests" (PDF)

Economics

The Economic Importance and Wood Flows from Vermont’s Forests, 2013. North East State Foresters Association

For the Family Landowner: Best Techniques to Increase Forest Productivity
and Value in the Northeast U.S. 2012 by NEFA

Invasive Plants and Pests

Vermont Invasive's- an informative website on plant identification and treatment, with other resources

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Vermont – Recommendations for Landowner Response 
Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Vermont Forest Health Update

The Lifecycle of the Emerald Ash Borer (youtube video)
EAB animation from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Tick Borne Illness Prevention, VT

Vermont Department of Health Mosquito and Tick information

Lyme Disease in Vermont
The Vermont Department of Health has posted information about ticks and Lyme
disease

Landowner Resources

Vermont County Foresters List

Call Before You Cut (revised 2014)
A Guide to Public Resources for Woodland Owners in Vermont

Cut With Confidence, "A Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest" Series. These simple guides to help you understand the process of timber harvests and avoid pitfalls every step of the way. Topics: Overview, Wildlife, Water, Economics, and Working with Foresters and Loggers, The Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. 2017.

Vermont Voluntary Harvesting Guidelines, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

Landowners Guide to Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont
Forest Trees of Vermont by Trevor Evans

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.

Place You Call Home: A Guide to Caring for Your Land in Vermont, by Northern Woodlands magazine.

USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program 
USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks.

USDA Forest Service Publications

Reports and Forest Health

The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Report

The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is now available! The report was released onFebruary 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!

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

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.

Rules, Regulations, Guidelines, and Best Management Practices

A Review of Biomass Harvesting Best Management Practices Guidelines (2.96 MB PDF)

TIMBER HARVESTING IN VERMONT: Summary of Laws and Regulations

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.

The Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, 2016.

Portable Skidder Bridge Rental Program. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is promoting and demonstrating the use of portable bridge designs on timber harvesting operations throughout Vermont. 

Better Stream Crossings Using Portable Skidder Bridges DVD


Tax Information

USDA Forest Landowners Guide to the Federal Income Tax, by Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service, 2016

Income Tax Deduction for Timber Casualty Loss (updated June 2011), by Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Taxation Specialist, USDA Forest Service