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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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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE April 13, 2020

As we maneuver, these very challenging times, I will continue to provide you with the most current information that I have, but please realize that things are changing very rapidly. Please stay informed and safe. *Jane WEEK 14  Many of the House and Senate committees are continuing to meet. The focus of the committee work

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Letter to Members from Michael Snyder

Greetings, We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. In our note last week regarding forest economy businesses and the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, we mentioned resources we were creating to support you and our vital forest economy businesses. This information is now live on our website. Please click through to

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Vermont 2019 Forest Insect and Disease Conditions Report

The 2019 Forest Insect & Disease Conditions in Vermont has been posted HERE. This is our detailed report with maps showing results of aerial detection and invasive pest surveys, ground survey data summaries, and a comprehensive list of tree health problems that were reported to us last year. A printed version will also be available in the

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Use Value Appraisal: Interpretation of the “20% Rules” for Open Idle/Ag land, Site IV lands, and Ecologically Significant Treatment Areas (ESTA)

Use Value Appraisal: Interpretation of the “20% Rules” for Open Idle/Ag land, Site IV lands, and Ecologically Significant Treatment Areas (ESTA) Approved by Commissioner Snyder October 23, 2019 Background: In all cases, parcels enrolled in the Forestry Program of Use Value Appraisal (UVA) must have a minimum of 25 acres enrolled of which at least

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