Below you’ll find links to a number of great resources for landowners in our region. We try to update this often with new information as it becomes available, so check back soon!
Increasing Forest Resiliency for an Uncertain Future: Based on current understanding of how forests work, this publication suggests a number of actions that have a high likelihood of helping you reduce your forest’s vulnerability and increase its resiliency so that it can continue to provide the benefits you enjoy— and we depend on—in the face of these challenges.
Landowners Guide – Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont by VT Fish & Wildlife: This 134-page guide is intended to assist you as a landowner to manage your land to benefit wildlife in tandem with other management goals you might have, such as for timber or hiking trails; many of these goals are compatible, if not complementary.
Community Strategies for Vermont’s Forests & Wildlife – A Guide for Local Action: Over the years, VNRC has supported Vermont communities by offering proactive solutions to reduce forest fragmentation and parcelization in Vermont to maintain the rural character of our state. There are many different ways that communities can help sustain forests and wildlife at the local and regional levels, and the Guide provides town officials and interested citizens with the tools – both regulatory and non-regulatory – to do just that.
Landscape-based Forest Stewardship Report by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission: Learn about the barriers our region faces in maintaining forested lands and types of strategies we need to adopt to enhance and sustain their health.
Vermont Forest Stewardship Atlas: An interactive map that gives an individual access to over 50 forestry-related datasets that are organized into six different themes: Productivity, Ecological Resources, Water Resources, Scenic and Recreational Resources, Human and Environmental Constraints, and Stewardship. You will need to download Microsoft Silverlight and use Internet Explorer or Firefox to maximize the use of this map.