The forests of Vermont are the dominant feature of our landscape.
Trees are the dominant feature of the forest.
Yet, forests do not
dominate the structure of our society nor
do trees necessarily
dominate the structure or use of our forests.
Forests cover nearly 75 percent of the landscape. Trees have
a significant presence even in our most urbanized areas. The
citizens and visitors of Vermont often see the forests as the back-
drop for human activity. Most of our society does not depend on the forests
livelihood. Rather it provides stability to the landscape,
clear water to our mountain streams, wildlife habitat and "a sense of
place" for humans
to live, work and play.
The vision for the future of Vermont's forest resources is to assure
a healthy and
sustainable ecosystem, a prosperous and sustainable forest industry, abundant
recreational opportunities and a combination of
ownership patterns supporting a
working forest landscape.
The Forest Resource Management Section of the Forestry Division is
programs that provide for the long-term stewardship of the forests of Vermont.
programs offer technical assistance, information and education, provides regulatory
oversight and forest management for state, municipal
and private forest lands.
long-term goal of these activities is to insure that the functions and values
land are recognized and maintained and enhanced for present and future generations.
Employees of the Forest Resource Management Section
are assigned to
six major programs; State Land Management, Stewardship, Use Value Appraisal,
Municipal Forestry Assistance, Acceptable Management
Practices and the Heavy
Regulation. These employees also assist in other Forestry Division Programs
forest health monitoring, urban forestry, recreation management, state land
acquisition, forest industry assistance and the
maple and tourism (foliage) promotions.
The Program Chief for the Forest Resource
Management Section is:
Chief of Forest Management
Dept. of Forests, Parks & Rec.
103 South Main Street, 10 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-0602
Work Phone: 802-241-3675