Healthy Forests & Wildlife
VNRC has a long history of protecting Vermont’s forests, natural areas and working landscape. Since approximately 80% of Vermont’s forests are privately owned, we advocate for policies that help landowners and communities promote the long-term stewardship of their forestland and wildlife resources. On state, federal, and municipally owned forests, we encourage proactive and sustainable management and conservation practices. We also promote tax policies and creative approaches in the Vermont Legislature to keep our forests viable for the diverse values they provide.
At A Glance
Promoting Intact Forests
Fighting fragmentation and parcelization in Vermont through research, coalition work, and community outreachRead More
Bringing together diverse interests to keep Vermont's forests as forestsRead More
Technical Assistance and Education
Helping communities and landowners protect natural resourcesRead More
Forest & Wildlife News
Introducing the new Vermont Environmental Report: Clean Energy and Beyond
When we began writing our Winter/Spring 2020 Vermont Environmental Report — Climate Change Solutions: Clean Energy and Beyond — the COVID-19 crisis had not yet begun. In many ways, we…
VNRC weighs in on 71,000-acre project in Green Mountain National Forest
This week, VNRC submitted comments to the Forest Service about a 71,000-acre project on the southern half of the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) called the Somerset Integrated Resource Project….
Climate-Friendly Forests with Bill Keeton (Middlebury)
Due to inclement weather, Climate-Friendly Forests, a talk with Bill Keeton, is being rescheduled for February 27. Find the updated event information below. We hope to see you there! Climate…
Developed and convened by VNRC in 2006, the Forest Roundtable is a venue for the exchange of information relating to forest policy, and keeping Vermont’s forests as forests, with particular attention focused on addressing parcelization and forest fragmentation. Participants have included conservation groups, consulting foresters, professional planners, government officials, landowner organizations, outdoor recreation and sporting interests, representatives from the forest products industry, legislators, staff from Vermont’s congressional delegation, and researchers and professors.Learn more.