Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard

Forest Cover

Score for 2017:
Long-Term Trend:
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The Vermont forested landscape has experienced drastic changes over its history, from widespread land-clearing to subsequent reforestation. In recent years, however, forest cover has been in decline due to development pressures. Declining forest cover means that there are reductions in timber resources, wildlife habitat and food sources, and ecosystem services -- such as air quality mitigation, recreational opportunities, and carbon storage. Here, forest cover is measured as a percent of the state with tree cover. The current year is scored as the deviation from the long-term mean.
FEMC Archive Resources
Dataset: Vermont Forest Cover