It’s been 100 years since the enabling legislation for creating town forests in Vermont was enacted in 1915. Vermont has a long and proud tradition of towns owning and managing forests for public benefit.
Official town forests are really a 20th century invention...brought to the United States by European scientific foresters, and a response to depleted timberlands and the growing conservation movement.
Today the White House Rural Council (the Council) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a symposium on wood as part of the Council's work to enhance economic opportunity in rural America.
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) and The... Read more
For over a hundred and fifty years, the people of The Forks region have based their livelihood on working forests. This rural North Woods community's economy rises and falls on the forestry and recreation taking place primarily on vast private industrial... Read more
Map of completed projects in Vermont through 2013.
Sprucewood Forest is a key linkage to existing conservation lands. The wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational value of this property make the forest a conservation priority for the town of Durham. Because the property is situated along the... Read more
Map of The Trust for Public Land's projects in Maine, 1993-2012
Ryan Creek is a tributary of the Humboldt Bay, a coastal lagoon on California's rugged North Coast. The creek's watershed provides habitat for stable populations of spawning Coho, cutthroat and steelhead, and several rare or endangered species including... Read more