Forest Action Plan

Proactive, Comprehensive, and Balanced

Vermont is the Green Mountain State and is defined by its forests. This forested ecosystem forms the basis for biological diversity, natural communities, wildlife habitats, scenic landscapes, working landscapes, a diverse array of forest products, and recreational opportunities. Livable communities and our quality of life depend on healthy, sustainable forests. Recognizing that change is constant and new issues arise, the updated 2016 Vermont Forest Action Plan is a proactive, comprehensive, and balanced approach to the management of Vermont’s forests. It provides an assessment of conditions and trends of the forest resources in the state, discusses threats, and identifies priority landscapes and focus areas on which to target resources.


Best Management Practices

Vermont’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Download the program survey results to view implementation rates and the full research findings.

Vermont Forestry Publications

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