“Current Use” was created as a mechanism to keep Vermont’s agricultural and forested land in use by creating a tax policy based on the use of the land as opposed to its market value. The program has successfully enrolled almost one third of Vermont land, keeping it in use and providing an economic stimulus for many Vermonters. The challenge is determining how we balance the needs of our economy and Vermont livelihoods with the need to increase conservation and carbon sequestration and storage.
Join us for a conversation with a local landowner, Lynn Peterson, a local logger, John Adler, and the Windsor County Forester, AJ Follensbee, as we delve into their different perspectives of the forest. Looking at the objectives of these individuals and industries and through informed discussions we can explore ways to balance the economic needs of our state with the need for more conservation.
This is part of an 8 month long series focused on managing forests for carbon storage and sequestration. These talks are free and open to everyone. RSVP with Zach@sustainablewoodstock.org to receive the suggested reading materials or to learn about the other upcoming discussion topics on carbon.