Be Bear Aware

New York and Vermont are home to black bears. While it is possible to encounter a black bear on the trail, most recreationists never do.

Returning Robert Frost Trail to Visitors

Much needed repairs bring a beloved trail back to users of all abilities. 

Leave No Trace

One of the best things you can do to help care for the outdoors is practice the Leave No Trace principles. By applying these principles, we can maintain our favorite places for generations.

Outdoor Safety Tips

Preparation is the most effective way to prevent mishaps. Knowing the area, weather, terrain, limitations of your body, and a little common sense can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

History Abounds in National Forests

In the Finger Lakes National Forest, you can see a history of grazing, you can see old apple orchards, and at Caywood Point you can see the women’s rights movement.

West Branch White River Restoration

Learn about the restoration of the West Branch of the White River  in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in central Vermont. 

Archeologist for a Day

In an interconnected agency like the Forest Service, it pays to spend the day in someone else’s shoes.

Volunteer Receives Regional Award

Mike Smith, President of the Bennington Trail Cruisers, was recognized for outstanding contributionsi n repairing and building Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails on the Manchester District.

Forest Service Seeking Comments on Recreation Site Analysis

The Green Mountain and Finger Lake National Forests have been working to develop a strategy that will prioritize investments and recommend changes to our recreation program into the future.

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