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:
- Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont
- Vermont's Heavy Cut Law
- Vermont's Voluntary Harvesting Guidelines
Learn about these other legal considerations for caring for Vermont's trees and forests:
Need a burn permit? Check out Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation Wildland Fire Program and Town Forest Fire Wardens. Town forest fire wardens are responsible for the issuance of burning permits in their town.
Interested in the care of your town's public trees or in the removal of public shade trees? Vermont tree wardens are appointed by the selectboard and are responsible for shade trees on public property, such as those found in town greens, schools, and within public street rights-of-way. Learn more about Vermont Tree Warden Laws