Vermont is committed to protecting the health of our forests and supporting the stewardship of our public and private forest resource.  Vermont has several forestry laws and regulations.For a comprehensive summary of all the laws and regulation affecting the forest industry, including timber harvesting, trucking, human health and safety, taxes and business management and insurance, checkout Timber Harvesting in Vermont, a resource from the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

Forest management and harvesting guidelines, regulations and laws to consider:

Learn about these other legal considerations for caring for Vermont's trees and forests: