Myths About Current Use- Part 2

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Myths About Current Use- Part 2

In our ongoing look at Current Use this article is a continuation in debunking myths surrounding the program (Read the first article here). To quickly review, the Use Value Appraisal program (UVA), commonly known as Current Use, is a property tax incentive that allows farm and forest landowners to have their land appraised at its

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Timber Tax

According to the well-known saying, there are only two certain things in this life: death and taxes. The latter of the two applies to your woodlands in the form of Timber Tax. Timber Tax is a complicated topic, and the purpose of this article is to give a brief overview and provide resources for further

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Gypsy moth resources

Invasives on land: Gypsy moths – VTInvasives Gypsy moths are making a comeback in Vermont – by Judy Rosovsky, Vermont State Entomologist Gypsy moth outbreak in VT fact sheet – UVM Extension Gypsy moth fact sheet – USDA Gypsy moth quarantine map – USDA APHIS Gypsy moth webinar,  July 20 7 pm – VT Coverts

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Current Use: Maintaining Enrollment

This next installment of our look at the Current Use program goes over actions landowners should take and considerations to keep in mind in order to keep their forests enrolled in the program. As was previously stated in earlier articles, for forestland to qualify for the program a parcel must be at least 25 acres

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Forest Service assessment delivers research on invasive species

One-stop resource for land managers who are looking for information on invasive species. USDA Forest Service scientists have delivered a new comprehensive assessment of the invasive species that confront America’s forests and grasslands, from new arrivals to some that invaded so long ago that people are surprised to learn they are invasive. The assessment, titled

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Submitting FMARs on eCuse

As you know, Forest Management Activity Reports are due by February 1st , 2021 on UVA forestland parcels where activity was implemented in 2020.  I want to remind folks that FMARs can now be submitted on eCuse by both landowners and consulting foresters. Submission online is an option, not a requirement.   Some of the major benefits for

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“Slow the Spread” Efforts Ongoing in Vermont Despite End to Federal Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

On January 14th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ended the Federal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine to place more emphasis on management and biological controls to combat the pest. In Vermont, while we continue to find new areas of infestation, our forests support overwhelmingly healthy populations of ash to protect

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Natural Resources University

Natural Resources University is a podcast network focused on delivering science-based natural resources information to landowners and managers. This network builds off the successes of the Deer University podcast (Mississippi State) and is a result of a RREA Focus Grant. The network includes 4 podcasts lead by various extension specialists. And each podcast focuses on natural

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Myths about Current Use – Part 1

In this third article about Current Use, we begin to explore some of the myths about the program. As in most cases, there are too many myths to cover here so stay tuned for more myths in the months to come. Use Value Appraisal or Current Use can apply to either agricultural land or forest

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