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
Annual summit for conservation commissions begins virtually on September 23
The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) will hold its Annual Summit, Conservation in the Time of COVID-19, as an online series beginning on September 23. The program will consist of four Zoom…
Great American Outdoors Act signed into law
The Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law today, permanently funding LWCF after 55 years! Thank you, Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch for supporting this absolutely critical…
Jamey Fidel: We can’t take Vermont’s forests for granted
This commentary is by Jamey Fidel, General Counsel and Forest and Wildlife Program Director at Vermont Natural Resources Council. It also appeared in VTDigger, Bennington Banner and Brattleboro Reformer. Vermont…
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.