The Richmond Town Forest was established in 2018. Through the generosity of the Andrews family, the Town acquired and conserved 428 acres of forestland and farmland through the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. This land will be protected as a Town Forest in perpetuity.

DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN – SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Comment period open until 9/28/18

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Management Planning

The Town is now developing a management plan for the Forest, scheduled for completion in late 2018. We are working with consulting groups SE Group and Arrowwood Environmental to develop a management plan with a robust public input process. Information about how to participate in this process will be made available on this website, on our Facebook page, and through Front Porch Forum. While the full management plan is in development, the public’s use of the property is guided by an Interim Management Plan (below).

Upcoming Meetings

The Town Forest Steering Committee will meet on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30p in the Town Offices through September. Once the management planning process is complete, the committee may switch to once month meetings.

Minutes

8/22/18: Minutes

8/8/18: Minutes

7/25/18: Agenda

5/2/18: Minutes DRAFT

4/25/18: Minutes

Town Forest Steering Committee:

Contact Us: richmondtownforest@gmail.com

  • Hannah Phillips, Interim Chair
  • Berne Broudy
  • Cecilia Danks
  • Brad Elliot
  • Willie Lee
  • Wright Preston
  • Guy Roberts
  • Elizabeth Wright (Ibit)
  • Ethan Tapper (Chittenden County Forester)

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