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.
Jamey Fidel, General Counsel and Forest & Wildlife Program Director
At A Glance
Promoting Intact Forests
Fighting fragmentation and parcelization in Vermont through research, coalition work, and community outreachRead More
Policy Position: H.126
An act relating to community resilience and biodiversity protectionRead More
Technical Assistance and Education
Helping communities and landowners protect natural resourcesRead More
Forest & Wildlife News
Two Things: Wildlands in New England Report Briefing & Legislative Wrap Up
Two things: A legislative wrap up and a webinar for the release of the Wildlands in New England Report. Stay informed, stay connected—two things. That’s a Wrap! Final Legislative Victories…
Vermont Senate Overwhelmingly Votes to Advance Community Resilience and Biodiversity Protection Bill (H.126)
Montpelier – Today, in a major win for the protection of Vermont’s forests, wildlife and rural community resilience in the face of climate change, the Vermont Senate voted 20-7 to…
Three Things: Legislative Progress, Membership & Activist Survey Results, and a Tree Planting at Pelletier Dam Site!
Three things: important progress on many priority policies for a clean, healthy environment, the results of our 2023 Membership & Activist Survey, and an invitation to join us for a…
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.