Current Use: What it Takes

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Current Use: What it Takes

In this second article about Vermont’s Current Use program, we explore how to get started. Current Use can apply to either agricultural land or forest land. For our purposes, we will focus on forest land. As always, we endeavor to provide information that is as clear as possible; however, as with many subjects, the answers

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Increased Awareness is Needed When Open Burning During Current Dry Weather

Vermont is currently experiencing abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions, and the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is reminding the public to exercise caution and follow all state laws and local ordinances with open burning. Open burning currently requires a permit from your town forest fire warden, and Vermonters should always check with their town forest

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Availability of Petition for Deregulation of American Chestnut Developed Through Genetic Engineering

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting public comment on a petition from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) seeking deregulation of an American chestnut variety developed using genetic engineering for fungal resistance to chestnut blight. The petition will be

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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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Publications List

Most of the following suggested publications are available for download by clicking the link to the resource. We have a few hard copies of some of these publications, which we can mail out if you are interested. Contact the Vermont Woodlands office by phone (802) 747-7900 or at info@vermontwoodlands.org to request information on cost and

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Suggested Reading List

Many of the books listed below are available from Vermont Woodlands Shop. Visit for purchase information or email info@vermontwoodlands. Mollie Beattie, Lynn Levine, & Charles Thompson. Working with Your Woodland — A Landowner’s Guide (Revised Edition) Evans, Trevor. Forest Trees of Vermont Johnson, Charles W. The Nature of Vermont. Introduction and Guide to a New

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Woods Whys Explores Hows and Whys of Forests and Forestry

Woods Whys: New Book by Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Explores the Hows and Whys of Forests and Forestry MONTPELIER, VT – Have you ever wondered how trees “come back to life” in spring? Why paper birches are so white? Or which trees make the best firewood? A new book by Vermont’s Commissioner of Forests,

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Wildlife Habitat Management: A Landowner’s Guide

Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife Ultimately, fish and wildlife conservation begins with proper management and stewardship of land and habitat. As most land in Vermont is privately owned, fish and wildlife conservation is inextricably tied to the decisions of private landowners and how they manage their lands.

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Bark: A field guide to trees of the Northeast

Bark: A field guide to trees of the Northeast by Michael Wojtech (Available on Amazon) Many people know how to identify trees by their leaves, but what about when those leaves have fallen or are out of reach? With detailed information and illustrations covering each phase of a tree’s lifecycle, this indispensable guidebook explains how

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