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Vermont ‘ s town forests build community

[ Vermont ] More than half of Vermont towns already have a town forest, where any member of the community is welcome and neighbors come together to enjoy wildlife, pursue recreation like hunting, hiking, and skiing, and manage the land by clearing invasive species, caring for trails, and other stewardship activities. Many towns also offer timber for sale to local foresters or lease out a promising sugarbush on the town forest, helping to support the local economy and diversify town revenues. In …four communities, local teachers have created educational programs to get young people out of the classroom and into the town forest to learn about the land and our rich traditions of working and enjoying the woods.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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