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VPR: Vermont Forest Health

VNRC’s Forest and Wildlife Program Director, Jamey Fidel, spoke on VPR’s Vermont Edition on July 24, 2017 about some of the challenges facing Vermont’s forests. The program explored declines in the forest product markets, changing demographics, and the increasing fragmentation of Vermont’s forests. Jamey spoke about efforts underway to address fragmentation, including H.233, a bill that would update Act 250 to ensure that large subdivisions minimize the effects of fragmentation. Jamey also spoke about the role of municipal planning and working with communities to maintain intact forests and wildlife habitat. If you are interested in learning about the diverse tools that are available to help at the local level please check out VNRC’s Community Strategies for Vermont’s Forests and Wildlife: A Guide for Local Action.