Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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

Revised Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Mission

Based on the strategic planning and review processes, the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative’s mission was revised.

The mission of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative is to serve as a hub of forest ecosystem research and monitoring efforts in Vermont and across the region through improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions and interdisciplinary relationships of the physical, chemical and biological components of forested ecosystems. We accomplish this mission by facilitating the collection and synthesis of environmental data and disseminating to researchers, land managers and decision makers the information needed to understand, protect and manage the health of forested ecosystems within a changing global environment.