Forested watersheds are the
generally accepted benchmark of quality for water
resources. Among the many products that
our forests produce, clean water is one of our
most important. Water in our forests comes
in many different shapes and forms and includes
surface features such as spring seeps, vernal pools,
beaver flowages, lakes and ponds as well as ephemeral,
intermittent and year-round streams.
The protection and wise management of Vermont’s forests is critical
to providing safe drinking water supplies for
our citizens, protecting riparian and aquatic life and in providing
scenic beauty and recreational
opportunities for all to enjoy and benefit.
Noyes Pond - Groton State Forest
Bartlett Falls - Bristol, Vermont