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Improving Forest Ecosystem
Health and Integrity

Healthy forests are ecosystems that possess the long-term capacity for self-renewal of their ecological productivity, diversity, and complexity.
— 2017 Vermont Forest Action Plan

In collaboration with the Vermont Community Foundation, the High Meadows Fund is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) representing a commitment of $200,000 towards improving forest health and integrity in Vermont.

Our goal is to foster collaborative approaches to creating resilient, adaptable and healthy forests that pay dividends for wildlife, and contribute to the quality of life and cultural heritage of all Vermonters, including, but not limited to, those who depend on the forests for their livelihoods.

For High Meadows, long-term success means greater understanding, constructive action, and demonstrated public commitment to improving the resilience of the forest landscape in the face of disruptive threats such as climate change, non-native species, pests and diseases, and forest fragmentation. In the short term, we hope to galvanize efforts to improve connectivity among forest parcels and reduce a forest landscape’s vulnerability to factors that compromise its health and integrity, especially projects that draw participants with varied interests such as forest landowners, town officials, scientists, and wildlife and outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

RFP applications are due November 15th, 2018 at 5:00pm.