Resource Type: Case Study
Author Org: Yellow Wood Associates
Author: Yellow Wood Associates Staff
Town forests are a unique aspect of forestry in New England. Originally intended as a source of wood supply for the town, these forests now provide a means for educating the community about the value of working forests. This case study of Lincoln, Vermont demonstrates how a small, rural town can engage its residents in planning for town-owned forests. The study illustrates the steps that can be taken to involve local residents in an effort to determine appropriate priorities for use of town forests. It also shows some of the obstacles a small community needs to overcome in attempting to bring its residents together to discuss municipal forests.