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The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Natural Resources, Forestry Division is responsible for forest management in Connecticut. The Forestry Division:

  • Manages state-owned forest lands for multiple uses.
  • Assists private forest land owners and the wood products industry.
  • Manages programs to prevent and control forest fires.
  • Certifies forest practioners doing business in Connecticut.

You can contact the Forestry Division at (860) 424-3630.

For additional information on forestry management issues, you can also contact the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, Windham County Extension Center at (860) 774-9600

New Hampshire
Division of Forests and Lands
Department of Resources & Economic Development
P.O. Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302-1856
(603) 271-2214

Maine Forest Service: http://www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/ Click icon for EPA disclaimer.

Department of Conservation
Maine Forest Service
22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022

Telephone: (207) 287-2791 or within Maine only (800) 367-0223
TTY: (207) 287-2213

For information on forestry in Massachusetts contact the Department of Environmental Management at one of the following numbers:

Boston: (617) 727-3180
Southeast: (508) 866-2580
Northeast: (978) 369-3350
Worcester: (978) 368-0126
Springfield: (413) 784-1755
Berkshires: (413) 442-8928

Rhode Island
The Division of Forest Environment manages 40,000 acres of state-owned rural forestland. It coordinates a statewide forest fire protection plan, provides forest fire protection on state lands, assists rural volunteer fire departments, and develops forest and wildlife management plans for private landowners who choose to manage their property in ways that will protect these resources on their land. The Program promotes public understanding of environmental conservation, enforces Department rules and regulations on DEM lands, and assists the federal government in providing landowner assistance programs. The Program manages George Washington Campground, as well as four intensively used beaches, a horseman's campground and a cross-country skiing area.

You can reach the Division of Forest Environment at:
1037 Hartford Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 647-1439 or 647-3367
(401) 647-3590 (fax)
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/forest/index.htm Click icon for EPA disclaimer.

The Forestry Division of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is responsible for forest management in Vermont. The Forestry Division is staffed with foresters and specialists who provide information and technical assistance to the public and the forest industry, and manage state-owned forest lands. The division includes a Forest Resource Protection and Urban Community Forestry section that monitors forest health, supervises forest fire prevention, and assists private landowners with the protection of tree and forest health. The division also includes a Forest Resource Management section that helps private forest land owners manage their land and trees, and conducts educational programs in schools and communities. The Division can be reached at (802) 241-3678.

The Green Mountain Forest Service manages Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. The main office is located in Rutland VT and can be reached at (802) 747-6700.

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