Rutland Forest Service Office to Operate Virtually While Mendon Headquarters is Constructed

The Rutland-based headquarters (231 North Main Street) for the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest’s has transitioned to a full-time virtual work schedule which will continue until our new office is completed on U.S. Route 4 in Mendon, Vermont.

Please read the press release for more information.

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The Green Mountain National Forest and the Finger Lakes National Forest are Vermont's and New York's only public, federally managed national forests.

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Ongoing Air Quality Monitoring of Lye Brook Wilderness

Nathaniel Blanks changing filters at the IMPROVE site on Mount Snow WMNF

Data collected over decades from Mount Snow and Mount Equinox has helped to document improved air quality in the Lye Brook Wilderness Area.

2021 Green Mountain National Forest Town Meeting Report

Green Mountain National Forest Town Report 2021

The employees of the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) depend heavily on support from many municipalities, volunteers, partners and contractors. Receiving several million outdoor recreation enthusiast visits annually, these visitors seek enjoyment in a natural setting while providing critical benefit to the local economies. 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 of the visitors who come to Vermont every year. Following is a brief summary of what happened in your National Forest throughout the past year.

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Returning Robert Frost Trail to Visitors

Forest visitor Emma Austin explores the new boardwalk on the Robert Frost Trail.

Much needed repairs bring a beloved trail back to users of all abilities. 

History Abounds in National Forests

Forest Archives photo of the Queen’s Castle at Fossenvue Camp

In the Finger Lakes National Forest, you can see a history of grazing, you can see old apple orchards, and at Caywood Point you can see the women’s rights movement.


Archeologist for a Day

Heather Lash marks the perimeter of the archeological site with striped tape

In an interconnected agency like the Forest Service, it pays to spend the day in someone else’s shoes.

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.

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