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
The Year of the Forest?
Governor Scott has a unique opportunity to give a significant boost to forest management and protection policy in the coming weeks. The Vermont General Assembly is sending several bills to the Governor’s desk that, when…
Vermont Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Biodiversity and Support Climate Resilience
Montpelier – Today, the Vermont Senate passed legislation to protect biodiversity and improve climate resilience (H.606). The bill passed on a unanimous voice vote. The bill now heads to the…
House Advances Bill to Support Smart Growth & Affordable Housing, Healthy Forests, and Working Lands
Montpelier – Today, the Vermont House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass S.234, a bill that takes a significant step toward improving Act 250, Vermont’s comprehensive statewide land use law. The vote…
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.