Building on the success of the 2014 monitoring report, VMC has worked with project leaders from several of VMC's flagship monitoring programs as well as other key monitoring programs from around the state to produce another installment of the annual monitoring report. This report provides an overview of the data collected in 2015, as well as a comparison of that data to the long-term trends and the greater context of the information presented.

In addition to updates to all the findings presented in 2014, this year we are able to include a new section on 19 years of trout population monitoring in Ranch Brook.

These trends will be updated yearly to provide an ongoing snapshot of the state and trajectory of key environmental variables in our region's forested ecosystems.

Preferred Citation: Duncan, J., J. Pontius, J. Rosovsky, and M. Pendleton (Eds.) 2016. The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Long-Term Monitoring Update – 2015. DOI: 10.18125/D2WC74.

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Cover page of the 2015 VMC Annual Monitoring Report