We implement projects each year to improve the condition of the soil and water resources. Typical past projects are:
- Erosion control in harvested areas on recently acquired lands.
- Road closures to protect streams, ponds and wetlands, and to stabilize eroding soils.
- Closure and rehabilitation of stream-side campsites that could degrade water quality.
- Clean up of small, unauthorized dump sites
- Revegetation and stabilization of unstable soil areas
- Revegetation of abandoned gravel pits
We completed a major project in 2006 to close and rehabilitate an old road, to stop on-going erosion, sedimentation, and damage to wetlands due to motor vehicle use. Here is more information about the Rose Barn project:
The Green Mountain National Forest is in the initial stages of an exciting new project to monitor the long-term effects of environmental changes, such as atmospheric deposition and climate change, on forest ecosystems.
This site on the Green Mountain National Forest is part of nation-wide network of soil climate change monitoring sites lead by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. For more information about this site link here, then search for data on the Lye Brook site, in the southwestern corner of Vermont.
Green Mountain National Forest Soil, Water and Air Specialists visit a Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Long-term Soil Monitoring Site on the southern half of the Forest. Click here to learn about the Cooperative, then click on Soils to learn about this long-term monitoring study.