Imagining Vermont: Values and Vision for the Future

About once a generation Vermonters have paused from their daily concerns and seasonal politics to take part in statewide conversations that consider where we are, where we are going, and the realities and trends that will influence our common future. Such studies have resulted in major findings about who we are as a people and […] […]

Public Recreation on Private Land

FP&R Full Document Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation This booklet provides landowners and land users with information about public recreation on private property in Vermont. It covers rights of landowners, responsibilities of land users, and issues of common concern. We hope this information will help maintain the long Vermont tradition of […] […]

Vermont Trail and Greenways Manual

Complete Manual Prepared by the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council September, 2005 This manual, a publication of the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council, is intended to help trail groups, town trail or recreation committees, town planners, land trusts, conservation groups, and others interested in preserving, planning, maintaining, or establishing trails in their community. It takes many people […] […]


Full Report PREPARED FOR THE AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES BY STUDENTS AT THE TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS August 2005 The Parks Division of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Department of Fish and Wildlife face similar dilemmas: growth in costs has outpaced growth in revenues. This paper presents the results of a study by […] […]

State of Vermont Land & Water Conservation Fund Projects from 1965 – 2004

A comprehensive plan for outdoor recreation in each state is a requirement for receiving support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The National Parks Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior administers the LWCF. The National Parks Service’s term for this planning process is known as the SCORP, which stands for Statewide […] […]

ATV Collaborative Report and Recomendations Convened by Governor James Douglas 2004

ATV Collaborative Report and Recommendations   Use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in Vermont has increased over the past 10 years.  With growing numbers of Vermonters owning ATVs, and only limited legal riding opportunities, illegal ATV riding has increased.  For this report and the recommendations laid out here, an ATV is defined as any vehicle manufactured for off-highway […] […]

Champlain Islands Trail Feasibility Study 2004

Champlain Islands Trail Report This study was prepared for the Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Island Line Steering Committee. The Chamber of Commerce managed the study of four-season trail opportunities in Grand Isle County because of the regional nature of the study and potential economic benefits of improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The study […] […]

VT Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2004 – 2009

Click Here for VT SCORP 2005-2009 Abstract: The fact that Vermont needs to increase its preparedness for more recreational use of its resources is demonstrated by the attention the state is receiving as well as by the limitations of being a small rural state. Vermont needs to find ways of improving the ability of its towns and […] […]

VT Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 1998

Get 1998 SCORP The 1998 Vermont Recreation Plan fulfills requirements under the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) Act of 1965 […]

Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation trail design and maintenence guidelines

VT FP&R AMPs for Log Jobs This booklet describes the AMP’s for maintaining water quality on logging jobs in Vermont. These AMP’s are intended to prevent “discharges”; that is mud, petroleum products and woody debris, from getting into our streams, ponds, lakes and rivers. They are also meant to maintain natural water temperatures by requiring that trees […] […]