& FINGER LAKES
The Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) and the Finger Lakes National Forest (FLNF) are Vermont's and New York's only public, federally managed national forests. While both the GMNF and FLNF are managed in ways that strive to be sensitive to local concerns and resource capabilities, they share an administrative unit on the GMNF to take advantage of efficiencies to be gained by close geographic localation. The GMNF is characterized by striking scenery that combines rugged mountain peaks with quintessential Vermont villages while the FLNF spans a ridge between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. Both Forests offer extensive multiuse 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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