Loss of Undeveloped Woodland in VT

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Loss of Undeveloped Woodland in VT

New Report Highlights Loss of Undeveloped Woodland in VT A new report by the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) highlights the increasing loss of undeveloped woodland tracts in Vermont through parcelization, the breaking up of land into smaller and smaller parcels. The phenomenon of parcelization, which usually occurs through subdivision, is gaining momentum, and subsequent

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Book Review: Identifying Ferns the Easy Way

Lynn Levine. Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast. Abington,Va: Heartwood Press, 2019. 24 Pp. $10.95. How many times have you walked in your woods and, seeing a fern, thought: “I wish I knew what that fern is called.”  Now author Lynn Levine and illustrator Briony Morrow-Cribs have

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Forest Sector Systems Analysis: Exploring New Market Opportunities Across Value Chains

Exploring New Market Opportunities Across Value Chains: The Working Lands Enterprise Board contracted with Yellow Wood Associates to undertake a sector-wide systems analysis. The Board wanted to improve its understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector in order to inform its strategic investments through annual grant making. It has been the blueprint for

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Working Lands Enterprise Initiative – Report for 2017 Grants

The Working Lands Enterprise Board provides grants to working lands businesses that rely on our natural resources. The Annual Report for 2017 features the grant recipients and the exciting business projects that have been implemented around the state. Read the full report. Kathleen Wanner, Vermont Woodlands Executive Director, has served on the Working Lands Board

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Federal Tax Tips 2018 Tax Year

From National Woodlands Association, Winter 2017 Issue Tax Reform Issues for Forest Landowners and the Forest Products Industry Taxes have been consistently listed as one of the top concerns for the nation’s 10+ million individual and family private forest owners. Ultimately, taxes play an important role in influencing forest investment, land tenure, ownership structure, timber

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