Vermont is fortunate to have several organizations standing by ready to provide communities technical assistance in the creation, protection and management of town forests.
Interested in creating a new town forest, or need assistance managing an existing one?
See the list of technical assistance providers below:
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation County Foresters- provide services and guidance to communities on a variety of forestry-related topics, including town forest management.
Northern Forest Center- provides a variety of technical support and assistance, from educational presentations to coordinating with other organizational partners to assist with property acquisition, fundraising, and planning for long term stewardship.
Vermont Land Trust- works with communities to acquire and protect important community places, such as town forests. Contact regional conservation staff to learn more
Trust for Public Land (Vermont)- works with communities to protect special places through the acquisition and conservation of new town forests.
USDA Forest Service Community Forest Program- a competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to tribal entities, local governments, and qualified conservation non-profit organizations to acquire and establish community forests that provide community benefits.