Lend Your Voice in Support of Vermont’s Urban & Community Forests

Are you on a tree board, town forest committee, or conservation commission? Are you involved in any local effort that plans and cares for the trees in your community? Are you particularly concerned about how trees manage stormwater and contribute to outdoor recreation?

If so, the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Council (Council) wants to hear your voice. Consider applying to serve on the Council as representative from your local volunteer community group engaged in urban and community forestry.

To be considered for membership, please provide the following:

  • Name, affiliation, and contact information
  • Why you want to serve on the Council
  • What you can contribute to meet the position

Send above information to Danielle Fitzko by December 11, 2017.

Lend your voice to help lead Vermonters appreciate and care for trees and forests in the hearts of our communities.


The 20-member Council works with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to advise on strategic direction and support program delivery. The roles and responsibilities of Council member can be found here. Members appointed to the Council represent a broad array of expertise, leadership, and points of view. The Council meets at varied locations across the state at four times specified times each year: the second Wednesdays of March, June, September, and December.


The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is a partnership between the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the University of Vermont Extension. Its mission is ‘to lead citizens, businesses, and governments in understanding the value of urban and community forests and to promote civic responsibility for and participation in the stewardship of these resources for this and future generations.’

Learn more about the Program and the Council by visiting our website, and new program brochure.

Questions: contact Danielle Fitzko - 802.598.9992