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 are happy to mail out to you if you are interested. Contact the Vermont Woodlands office by phone (802) 747-7900 or at email@example.com to request information on cost and mailing. If there are other publication that you think would be of interest to landowners, foresters, natural resource professionals, or wood products businesses please email us with information. We’d be happy to post here.
Cultural Resources Stewardship
The Economic Importance and Wood Flows from Vermont’s Forests, 2013. North East State Foresters Association
Invasive Plants and Pests
Best Management Practices for Prevention and Treatment of Terrestrial Invasive Plants in Vermont Woodlands: a Field Guide for Land Managers, Forestry Professionals, and Landowners (PDF)
Vermont Invasive’s– an informative website on plant identification and treatment, with other resources
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Vermont – Recommendations for Landowner Response
Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Vermont Forest Health Update
The Lifecycle of the Emerald Ash Borer (youtube video)
EAB animation from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
The Vermont Department of Health has posted information about ticks and Lyme
“White-tailed Deer in Northeastern Forests:Understanding and Assessing Impacts.” United States Department of Agriculture/Forest Service, and Thomas J. Rawinski. September 2015.
A Guide to Public Resources for Woodland Owners in Vermont
Cut With Confidence, “A Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest” Series. These simple guides to help you understand the process of timber harvests and avoid pitfalls every step of the way. Topics: Overview, Wildlife, Water, Economics, and Working with Foresters and Loggers, The Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. 2017.
Federal Tax Treatment of Timber Income & Expenses: Quick Reference for 2017 Tax Year
This guide maybe able to help you classify your timber income and associated forms to use (including foresters and many tax preparers).
Vermont Voluntary Harvesting Guidelines, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
Forest Trees of Vermont by Trevor Evans
NRCS Vermont Field Technical Guide References: A comprehensive list with links to publications on ecology, biology, habitat management, natural communities, plant ID, RTE species, and much more.
Place You Call Home: A Guide to Caring for Your Land in Vermont, by Northern Woodlands magazine.
USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) provides financial assistance to owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land who wish to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks.
Reports and Forest Health
The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is now available! The report was released onFebruary 4, 2016 to the Legislature in a two hour presentation featuring an overview of the program, outcomes to date, testimonials from four working lands grant recipients, as well as a deep dive on forestry committee work completed in the past year. In addition to the report, the Board released an exciting six minute video providing an overview of the initiative and outlining the positive impacts the program has had on Vermont’s economy, culture, and community. It’s worth every bit of six minutes to view!
Vermont Climate Assessment Full Report: Considering Vermont’s Future in a Changing Climate
A report by The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and The University of Vermont, 2014
Evaluating Sugarbush Recovery from 2010 Frost Damage
Vermont Forest Health Update
Climate Change and Forests
Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation offers information on Climate Change and Forests.
Rules, Regulations, Guidelines, and Best Management Practices
Good Forestry in the Granite State – Recommended Voluntary Forest Management Practices for New Hampshire 2nd Edition. Good Forestry is a 225-page guide, in a three-ring binder format and each copy comes with a cd. An on-line version is available free at www.goodforestry.org . A copy of the book can be ordered on-line at that website. Directions for ordering through the mail are there as well, or you can call 800-444-8978.
The Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont. Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, 2016.
Portable Skidder Bridge Rental Program. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is promoting and demonstrating the use of portable bridge designs on timber harvesting operations throughout Vermont.
USDA Forest Landowners Guide to the Federal Income Tax, by Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service, 2016
Income Tax Deduction for Timber Casualty Loss (updated June 2011), by Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Taxation Specialist, USDA Forest Service
Guidebooks provide resources for modern wood heating in Vermont (Article LINK)
By Vermont State Wood Energy Team, January 23, 2018
The Vermont State Wood Energy Team is pleased to announce the availability of two new resources for modern wood heating.
Both guides are available free online and in print by request. The PDFs are available at:
Affordable Housing: http://bit.ly/2qq6eQe
To request a print copy, contact Emma Hanson, Wood Energy Coordinator, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation: Emma.Hanson@vermont.gov or at 802-622-4187.