The UVM Extension Forestry Program provides science-based information on forests, forest ecology and forest management to landowners, professionals, and the public.
Vermont is referred to as the Green Mountain State, largely due to its vast forested areas, which cover nearly 75% of the state. These forests provide a wide range of essential benefits, such as clean air and water, wildlife habitat, flood prevention, carbon sequestration and storage, lumber, firewood, maple syrup, as well as opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. However, these forests face various challenges, including insect infestations, diseases, invasive plant species, deforestation, and climate change. The Extension Forestry Program aims to help individuals navigate the complexities of Vermont's forests and make informed decisions.
Contact: Alexandra (Ali) Kosiba, Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry and Extension Forester at University of Vermont.