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National Forests

The Green Mountain National Forest in western Vermont and the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York State's Finger Lakes region are Vermont's and New York's only public, federally managed national forests. Both Forests offer extensive multi-use advantages to the public, providing ecological and science-based forestry stewardship, clean water, diverse vegetation, high-value, high-quality forest products, economical and educational contributions, and trail-based backcountry recreation.


Discover your National Forest

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Telephone Gap Bio-Blitz

A monarch caterpillar is show with Telephone Gap Integrated resource Project Area BioBlitz

We are excited to announce our first year-long Bio-Blitz! It will take place in the Telephone Gap Integrated Resource Project Area, centered in Chittenden, VT. Find out more about this great new citizen scientist project. 

Spring Road Openings on the Green Mountain National Forest

Some Green Mountain National Forest roads are gated throughout snowmobile season and for the winter months. Openings are carried out depending on local conditions as many forest roads continue to be soft, muddy and snow covered. Road listings are updated weekly during Spring opening season and Fall closure season. 

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Volunteer Receives Regional Award

Mike Smith receives an award at the Manchester Ranger Station.

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.

West Branch White River Restoration

A trout swims through green waters of the White River

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


Forest Service Seeking Comments on Recreation Site Analysis

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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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