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
RESCHEDULED for Feb. 27: Climate-Friendly Forests with Bill Keeton
Due to inclement weather, we are rescheduling the Climate-Friendly Forests event originally scheduled for February 6 at the Isley Library in Middlebury. The event will now be held on February 27. The new information…
Submit a Comment: Help us Keep the Public Involved in Public Land Management
The Trump Administration’s Forest Service has proposed a sweeping new rule to strip environmental review on proposed Forest Service activities on our national forests. Estimates are that as many as…
Advocating for Public Involvement on our National Forest
At VNRC, we believe one of the most important land management principles is to provide the public with opportunities to participate in the stewardship of our public land. This principle…
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.