In 2018, Vermont’s Urban & Community Forestry Program worked with a consulting firm to engage 10 communities in a year-long planning process to develop action-based town forest recreation plans. This process involved robust community involvement, with a focus on equipping the community with the tools and confidence in knowing that it is addressing the needs and preferences of its residents and visitors, as well as effectively managing the forest for the resources and activities it values. As a result of this work, VT UCF developed a Town Forest Recreation Planning Toolkit to support all Vermont communities in sustainable, forest-based recreation planning in town forests. This webinar will explore the community planning process and the toolkit in depth. Be prepared to become inspired and ready to engage in town forest recreation planning!
Presenter: Kate Forrer, Community Forestry Outreach Specialist, UVM Extension