Policy Brief: Renewable Energy

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Policy Brief: Renewable Energy

Public Policy Issue Brief: Renewable Wood Energy from Vermont Forests Background: Private forests have great potential to contribute to the next generation of Vermont energy use, through the increased utilization of wood as a component of a renewable energy portfolio. Vermont has a long tradition of burning wood for heat in the form of firewood.

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Policy Brief: Right to Practice Forestry

Vermont Woodlands Board || February 16, 2018 Public Policy Issue Brief: Protecting Woodland Owner’s Right to Practice Forestry Background Because of the Use Value Appraisal (UVA) program, which provides fair taxation of forest and agricultural lands, and Vermont’s well-developed professional forestry community, Vermont has millions of acres of forestland that are managed according to sound

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Policy Brief: Level the Playing Field

Public Policy Issue Brief: Level the Playing Field for Vermont’s Forest Landowners, Foresters, and Harvesters Background Vermont’s Forests play a major social, economic, recreational, and environmental role in the state, perhaps even greater than ever now that the state faces the task of cleaning up Lake Champlain. The recent DEC publication, Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus

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Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Funding

The Working Lands Coalition has good news to report! The legislature finished their business this week, and they allocated an additional $1 million for the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative for fiscal year 2020, which means a little over $1.5 million will be available for grants in the coming year—the largest investment in this initiative to

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Farm Bill Matrix

Summary of Content: The programs that apply to you depend on what type of conservation activities you are interested in doing on your property. With all of the different acronyms used, the Farm Bill programs can start to seem like an alphabet soup.   Link: Click Here

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Policy Brief: Deer Herd Management

In some areas of Vermont, excessively high numbers of deer or moose cause serious browsing damage to young trees and other low forest vegetation. The resulting damage not only retards the growth of future wood products, but also promotes the establishment and expansion of invasive plant populations, and can be severe enough to alter the

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