Under the Golden Dome January 21, 2022

Resources Posts Archive - Vermont Woodlands Association

Current Use: Mechanics

Ironing out some frequently asked questions about the UVA program The Current Use program can at times be a complicated subject. Participants and others interested in the program sometimes have questions about how the program works, its effects on taxes, and other subjects. This article will seek to explain some of the “nuts & bolts”

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Current Use: The Licensed Consulting Forester’s Role

In our latest installment about Vermont’s Current Use program, we would like to take some time to focus on where the consulting forester fits into the mix. In addition, we’ve included some qualities that landowners should look for in a forester working on Current Use-enrolled land. Vermont foresters play an important role in keeping a

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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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