Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests

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The Green Mountain National Forest and Finger Lakes National Forest are Vermont's and New York's only public, federally managed national forests.

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Leveling the field for native regrowth

wildlife biologist Greg Flood and Jobs Corps student Nate Buck

NEW YORK, JULY 1, 2024—Two Forest Service Job Corps students learning to operate heavy machinery spent a month in the Finger Lakes clearing approximately 75 acres. They gained experience and practice hours on their machines. They also saw how their work contributes to the Forest Service mission.

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Get on board with Forest Service winter sports, Chill Foundation

going uphill on splitboards

VERMONT, MAY 13, 2024—In 2021, national forest lands were seeing a surge in new participants, and with that growth came an increase in visitor conflicts, often stemming from inexperience. The Eastern Region Winter Sports Team and the Chill Foundation created the “USFS X Chill Lifts to Backcountry” program to expose Chill participants aged 16 to 19 to the equipment and increase understanding of responsible travel practices.

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