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New Technology for Vermont’s Oldest Industry

Start-Up Whiteout Solutions Piloting Forest Inventory and Mapping Technology in Northeast Kingdom By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Vermont’s first sawmill opened in 1738, nearly a century before the first chainsaw was invented, not to mention cars or telephones. And it was at least 150 years before that sawmill

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Financial Relief for the Forest Economy

On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Senate and house passed S. 351 to provide financial assistance to the agricultural community and included appropriations to the Forestry sector. The house amendment included appropriating $5,000,000 for the Forest Economy Stabilization Grant Program. Under this legislation, a Forest Product business that can demonstrate economic harm related to COVID-19

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Introducing Vermont Almanac

The Vermont Almanac is an annual 224-page book – our first volume will be mailed in December 2020. We’ll share content throughout the year on our website and social media channels, as well as via a regular e-newsletter. The Almanac will be organized by month, and will provide a year’s worth of stories, data, illustrations

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Agroforestry is ‘win win’ for bees and crops, study shows

Planting woody plant species alongside crops could double the number of insect pollinators helping farmers produce food, new research has demonstrated for the first time. The study, led by the University of Reading and published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, provides the first observed evidence that agroforestry increases wild insect pollinator numbers and

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May 2020 Forest Health Insect and Disease Observations report

This month’s weather started off cold and wet, with snowfall occurring in most parts of the state through mid-May. Compared to last year, this month was warmer and dryer than May of 2019. Statewide temperatures averaged 52.9°F, which was 2 degrees warmer than May of last year. Statewide, precipitation averaged 2.93 inches, which is 2.73

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Working Lands Grants will Assist VT Ag businesses with COVID-19 planning and response

The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) plans to award a total of $180,000 in COVID-19 Response Business Development Grants within the sectors of agriculture and forestry. These funds are designed to complement business’s ability to maintain operations while increasing capacity to rebuild and/or recover during this unprecedented time of need. Approximately 20% of Vermont’s working

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Vermont Forestry Webinar Library

Hello Forestry Professionals! VT’s On-Demand Forestry Webinar Library, a new resource for Vermont licensed foresters looking to acquire continuing education credits, is live! What makes VT’s On-Demand Webinar Library different? Explore a whole range of VT based forestry webinars on topics like silviculture, forestry operations, and insects and diseases, just to name a few! Learn about the

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New detections of EAB

New detections of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Plainfield, VT have expanded the current infested area in Central Vermont. In addition, two new detections in Sullivan County NH (Plainfield and Langdon) create infested areas that extend into Vermont. The mapped area in Vermont to which “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations  apply now includes new areas in Washington, Windsor, and Windham counties. Towns

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