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When compared with other states in the region and nationally, Vermont has very few laws which specifically regulate forestry or forest management activities. However, the Division of Forests does have statutory responsibilities in several diverse regulatory programs related to forests and forestland in Vermont.

These programs can be divided into four broad categories:

Forest Fire Control Laws

Forest Harvesting Laws

Timber Harvesting in Vermont: A Summary of Laws and Regulations

Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont

Heavy Cutting Law

Forest Pest Quarantines

Use of State Lands by Commercial Enterprises



Water Quality on Logging Operations

Heavy Cutting Law

Fire Control Laws

Forest Pest Quarantines

Commercial Use of State Lands

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