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National Forests

The Green Mountain National Forest in western Vermont and the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York Stat'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.


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Recent News


Winter Road Closures on the Green Mountain National Forest

Each winter, the Green Mountain National Forest closes Forest Roads to vehicle traffic from December 15th until May. While vehicle access is restricted during this time, these roads double as snowmobile, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing trails in the winter months. These roads close each winter on the North and South Zones of the Green Mountain National Forest. 

Faces in our Community

To build community and increase awareness of the value our National Forests in Vermont and New York have, our Faces in our Community program highlights individuals in the communities we serve who love our forests and have a desire to share their passion for our National Forest Service lands with others.

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Site Fee Updates for 2018

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The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are updating fees at certain campgrounds and day-use areas across the Forests. The new rates are effective May 25, 2018.

Somerset Integrated Resource Project Scoping

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The 30-day comment period has been initiated for the Somerset Integrated Resource Project. It will end April 29, 2019. More information, interactive maps of the project area, and comment here.


West Branch White River Restoration

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

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