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.

Upcoming Meetings

Next meeting: 11/7.

The Town Forest Steering Committee will meet on 2nd Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00p in the Town Offices unless otherwise noted.

 

DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN – OCTOBER 21, 2018

Comment period open until 11/4/18

 

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).

Schedule:

Action Date Comment
TFSC Finalizes 1st draft plan 8/22
VLT Land Steward comments on plan 8/29-8/31
Presentation to Selectboard 9/4
Public Comment Period 9/10-9/28
Plan released for public comment 9/10
Presentation to RCC 9/11
Presentation to TC 9/18
TFSC Public Presentation of Plan 9/20
TFSC meeting — review and discuss public comment 10/10
Second draft of Management Plan Finalized 10/21
Public Comment Period 10/21-11/4
RCC special meeting — discuss second draft of management plan 10/23
TFSC special meeting for public comment TBD
TFSC monthly meeting 11/7 Town Offices — room not yet confirmed
3rd/Final Draft Posted 11/11
Sent to Selectboard 11/16
Presentation to Selectboard – proposed for adoption 11/19 Town Offices

Minutes

10/10/18: RTFSC Meeting Notes 10-10-18

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)

Maps