Working Together

The importance of working together to manage all the natural resources grows every year. Working with other federal, state, and local agencies, user groups, and organizations that want to be involved in public land management is critical to provide the setting and products available on the Forest. This section provides opportunities and means to work together!


Volunteer Program

An older couple in forest service jackets stand smiling along with a golden retriever.

Volunteers are vital to the management of our National Forests. We are always looking for volunteers to help us out. Whether you are looking to spend some time outdoors to maintain recreation opportunities or are retired and have a specialized skill you’d like to put to use or perhaps you’re looking to learn about forest ecology or non-native plants, we may have an opportunity for you.

Our Partners

Four volunteers stand across a i-beam bridge in the warm sun of fall.

Our Forest partners are collectively one of our greatest assets. Our partners contribute time, funding, and energy to the National Forest; their efforts are simply invaluable in managing this publicly owned land for the benefit and enjoyment of all citizens. 


Green Mountain employees assist with vaccination efforts 

A toy stuffed dog gets and empty shot.

Read stories from Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests staff who have utilized their skills at mass vaccination sites this year.

Employment Opportunities

A scientist sits atop a log over a beaver lodge preparing a water sample.

We manage approximately 400,000 acres in Vermont and about 16,000 acres in central New York State. Find out how you can join us in caring for the land and serving people. 


Partnership Profile: GeoCorps

A young woman poses with the sign for the Lye Brook Wilderness area Green Mountain National Forest

GeoCorps provides temporary geoscience assignments on National Forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands across the U.S.

Grant Opportunities

Financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements is available to cooperators from the Forest Service. These are primarily Research and State and Private Forestry units.

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