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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Rutland Forest Service Office (231 North Main Street) will operate virtually while the Mendon headquarters is constructed. Please review the press release for more information.


Spreading forest fire education

A firefighter speaks with youth about fire safety

VERMONT, NOVEMBER 24, 2023—Staff kicked off their “Fire in Our Forests” program for the first time this year, visiting three different schools and introducing over 200 kindergarten to sixth-grade students to northeast fire ecology.

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Fighting non-native invasive plants with missing natives

Native seedlings are planted and protected from wildlife

VERMONT, NOVEMBER 2, 2023—While many hands were working to eradicate non-native invasive plants from a stretch along the Batten Kill River, staff and partners were also collecting seed of woody species in the area.

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