Publications List

Publications List

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 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

Stewardship and Best Practices Guide for Historic and Archaeological Resources on Forest Lands (PDF)

“Stonewalls and Cellarholes: A Guide for Landowners on Historic Features and Landscapes in Vermont’s Forests” (PDF)


The Economic Importance and Wood Flows from Vermont’s Forests, 2013. North East State Foresters Association

For the Family Landowner: Best Techniques to Increase Forest Productivity
and Value in the Northeast U.S. 2012 by NEFA


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 Invasives
– 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

Vermont Department of Health Mosquito and Tick information

Lyme Disease in Vermont The Vermont Department of Health has posted information about ticks and Lyme

Landowner Resources

“White-tailed Deer in Northeastern Forests:Understanding and Assessing Impacts.”Forests:Understanding and Assessing Impacts.” United States Department of Agriculture/Forest Service, and Thomas J. Rawinski. September 2015.

Vermont County Foresters List – 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.

Vermont Voluntary Harvesting Guidelines, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

Landowners Guide to Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont

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.

USDA Forest Service Publications


Reports and Forest Health

Climate Change and Forests – Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation offers information on Climate Change and Forests.

Rules, Regulations, Guidelines, and Best Management Practices

A Review of Biomass Harvesting Best Management Practices Guidelines (2.96 MB PDF)

TIMBER HARVESTING IN VERMONT: Summary of Laws and Regulations

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. Order online at 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.

Better Stream Crossings Using Portable Skidder Bridges DVD


Tax Information

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

Wood Heating

Guidebooks provide resources for modern wood heating in Vermont 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:

To request a print copy, contact Emma Hanson, Wood Energy Coordinator, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation: or at 802-622-4187.