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
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
Vermont House 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 community resilience in the face of climate change, the Vermont House of Representatives voted 108-36…
Two Things: Legislative Update and Fare-Free Transit
Two things: Lots going on in the legislature this week, and a story about Marlena, who moved to Vermont for lakes, rivers, and…fare free transit! Stay informed, stay connected—two things….
Vermont Forest Future Community Engagement Sessions
The Vermont Forest Future (a strategic roadmap led by the VT Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation) is seeking further public comment through a series of Community Engagement meetings. Click…
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.