Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

“With young forests being an important part of Vermont’s natural heritage, we look to find appropriate places to manage for this habitat type, along with locations to provide more mature forest conditions for our other plant and wildlife species," says Stewardship Forester Lou Bushey. "One such place is 30,000-acre Groton State Forest, which gets more than 75,000 visitors annually. It's a perfect place to demonstrate the many management techniques we have available to us as foresters and wildlife biologists.”