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.


2022 Green Mountain National Forest Town Meeting Report

Hapgood Pond Green Mountain National Forest

VERMONT, WINTER 2023—The GMNF is proud to be a part of Vermont and your town. Forest staff work hard to achieve quality public land management under a sustainable multiple-use management concept to meet the diverse needs of the people –people in your town as well as all the visitors who come to Vermont every year. Following is a summary of what happened in your National Forest throughout the past year.

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Reintroducing Fire in Fire-Adapted Natural Communities

Forest Personnel at the Dome

VERMONT, FALL 2022— Fire has played an important role at “The Dome” in Southern Vermont and has contributed to a diverse dry oak forest plant community. On the western slopes of the Dome, there is evidence of frequent fire return intervals during the 19th century into the early 20th century.

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