Strategic Plan 2015-2020

NOTE: In 2017, the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative became the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative. The plan here will be updated in 2017 to reflect the regional expansion of the VMC, in the meantime, the text of the plan is left to reference the VMC

VMC Strategic Plan Appendices

The appendices are available in the full PDF document, or in individual files below.

Citations and Credits

Literature Cited

  • Burkins, M.B., Miller, E.K. and Shanley, J. 2009. Atmospheric Mercury in Vermont and New England: Measurement of deposition, surface exchanges and assimilation in terrestrial ecosystems. Final Project Report to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Available online at (Last accessed 9/17/2014).
  • DeHayes, D.H., F.C. Thornton, C.E. Waite and M.A. Ingle. 1991. Ambient cloud deposition reduces cold tolerance of red spruce seedlings. Can. J. For. Res. 21:1292-1295.
  • DeHayes, D.H., Schaberg, P.G., Hawley, G.J., and Strimbeck, G.R. 1999. Acid rain impacts on calcium nutrition and forest health. BioScience, 49: 789–800.
  • Martin, I.D. 1998. Ecological Data Integration. MS Thesis, University of Vermont.
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  • Schaberg, P.G., and DeHayes, D.H. 2000. Physiological and environmental causes of freezing injury in red spruce. In Responses of northern U.S. forests to environmental change. Edited by R.A. Mickler, R.A. Birdsey, and J.L. Hom. Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 181–227.
  • Vermont Monitoring Cooperative 2009. Vermont's Changing Forests – Key Findings on the Health of Forested Ecosystems from the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative. 2009. Vermont Monitoring Cooperative, South Burlington, VT. Available online at (Last accessed 9/17/2014).
  • Vogelmann, H. 1982. 'Catastrophe on Camels Hump'. In November Natural History.


  • An Introduction to the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Section

    Cover photo. Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) branch. Photo available at and reproduced under CC BY 2.0 license.

    Figure 2. VMC Soil Climate Analysis Network site at Lye Brook Wilderness Area in Manchester, VT. VMC archive.

    Figure 3. VMC forest canopy tower at the Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill, VT. VMC archive.

  • Revised Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Mission Section

    Section cover photo. An Aerochem wet/dry precipitation sampler (foreground), instrument shelter with atmospheric mercury sampling equipment on the roof and meteorological tower at the VMC Air Quality site in Underhill, VT. Photo by Jim Duncan.

  • Goals of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Section

    Section cover photo. Permanent plot marker for the VMC 200-year soil monitoring study located at Mt. Mansfield and the Lye Brook Wilderness Area. VMC archive.

    Figure 7. FPR Commissioner, Michael Snyder, speaking at the 2013 VMC Annual Conference. Photo by Jim Duncan, VMC archive.

    Figure 8. Audience listening to keynote speaker, Jon Erickson’s, presentation at the 2013 VMC Annual Conference. Photo by Jim Duncan, VMC archive.

    Figure 9. VMC data are available for reference, reuse or incorporation into new research and monitoring activities. Photo by Sebastian Sikora, available online at and reproduced under CC BY 2.0 license.

    Figure 10. Working with partners, key data are archived beyond the life of individual projects. Photo by UConn Libraries MAGIC, available online at and reproduced under CC BY NC 2.0 license.

    Figure 11. Meteorological monitoring equipment installed on Diamond Island in Lake Champlain. VMC archive.

    Figure 12. Measuring the diameter of trees on permanent forest health monitoring plots. VMC archive.