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
A Homegrown National Park: Doug Tallamy’s call to preserve half our planet
VNRC and the Vermont Alliance for Half-Earth were proud to host renowned ecologist, Doug Tallamy, on August 26, at American Flatbread in Waitsfield, for an evening dedicated to growing a…
VNRC and partners express disappointment with Governor Scott’s veto of forest protections
Governor Scott’s Veto of H.926 Misses Opportunity to Protect Forests, Address Climate Change and Support Rural Communities MONTPELIER (October 6, 2020) – In his veto of House Bill 926 last…
Our Response to Governor Scott’s Veto of H.926
Yesterday Governor Phil Scott vetoed H.926, bill to support our forests, wildlife habitat, and rural and recreational economies. The Governor’s veto is bad for working lands, recreational trails, and our…
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.