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Current Use Changes 2015

The Use Value Appraisal (Current Use) Program has been updated by the 2015 Vermont legislature. See the full changes here.



Articles from our Landowner Newsletter

emerald ash borer

Invasive Insects: Achilles heels of the northern forest. Read more.


invasive honeysuckleInvasive Plants: What Landowners Can Do. Read more.


wood frogVernal Pools: Secret Worlds in the Woods Read more.


man cutting woodFirewood: Energy From the Forest   Read more.


plantNon-native plants that are harming our forests, fields and farms Read more.

fall maple leaves

Choosing a Forester

Our stewardship foresters will work with owners of VLT-conserved land to find the best forester for each landowner's  management goals. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (802) 745-6303, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (802) 861-6504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (802) 246-1502 for more information.


General Resources

Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation

All things forestry-related at the state level. Learn about forest management, forest insects and diseases, sugaring, urban forestry, and much more. 

Use Value Appraisal Program (Current Use)
Up-to-date information on the State’s Use Value Appraisal (Current Use) program from the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

Vermont Coverts
Interested in wildlife and how forest management can help improve the habitat on your property? VT Coverts holds free landowner training sessions twice a year and sponsors many workshops throughout the year.

Vermont Woodlands Association
A statewide nonprofit that promotes “the management, sustainability, perpetuation, and enjoyment of forests through the practice of excellent forestry…” Plenty of information in their archived newsletters, programs, and educational outreach.

Northern Forest Center
An organization that promotes the health and well being of the Northern Forest region in Vermont, northern New York, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Northern Woodlands
The website for the organization that puts out the popular magazine, Northern Woodlands.

Invasive Species

Woodland Invasive Plants
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) website on invasives. You can search for plants by their Latin or common names. Each page has great photos to help with ID and fact sheets in PDF and MS Word form.

Also, see our Invasive Species Resource Page.

Carbon Market

Selling Forest Carbon: A Practical Guide to Selling Forest Carbon Offsets for Northeast Forest Owners (PDF)
A useful and readable report on the state of carbon markets and how owners of small woodland parcels can be involved.

Forest Carbon and Communities Research Group
Research on how markets, policies, and practices related to climate change affect small-scale and community based forestry initiatives.


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