Below is an update on the Vermont Trail
Collaborative and work groups. Visit
www.uvm.edu/tourismresearch/trails for more information.
-- Vermont Trails & Greenways Council quarterly meeting
will focus on the Trail Ethic -- everyone is welcome!, Thursday,
February 10, State House Room 10, 2-4pm
-- Vermont Trail Collaborative, Monday, May 2, Central Vermont Chamber
of Commerce in Berlin, please hold the
Stewardship and Communication Work Group -- The Trails
and Greenways Council is meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2-4pm in the
State House, room 10. They will discuss moving the Trail Ethic forward
and encouraging user groups to adopt the Trail Ethic with their
membership. Everyone is welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, the final
report from Brian Cotterill on the Trail Ethic is posted on
Next steps: GO TO TRAIL
ETHIC MEETING ON FEB 10! Contact Danny at
email@example.com for more information.
Landscape Management Work Group -- Meeting notes from the
south zone of the GMNF are being reviewed by participants. The work
group is planning to schedule public information meetings in the
northeastern and northwestern parts of the state in late March. Stay
tuned for details on those meetings.
Next steps: Meeting notes
from the south zone of the GMNF will be posted online at
Science Panel -- The draft report by the science panel is
http://www.uvm.edu/tourismresearch/science. Bill is revising it to
reflect feedback from Trail Collaborative participants.
Next steps: Please send comments on the report and literature
to Bill at
Steering Committee: The steering committee has monthly
conference calls and everyone is welcome to join the calls. Please let
me know in advance if you'd like to join so I can send you the call-in
info and make sure we have enough open phone lines. The next call will
be Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Feel free to get in touch with me to find out more information or share
Enjoy the snow!
Trail Maintenance Fund
The Vermont Horse Council
is pleased to offer grant opportunities to Vermont organizations that use,
promote, and maintain equine trails within the state. The program will
assist equine trail organizations the opportunity to maintain and repair
trails with matching grants from the Vermont Horse Council. All Vermont
organizations involved in equine trail. This is a matching grant program
with a maximum award amount of $500.00. To learn more and fill out an
application: Click on
trail grant and
trail grant report files.
Groton State Forest Trails
One of Vermontís
hidden jewels for the equestrian; Groton State Forest is a 25,000 acre
forest which permits horseback riding on several multi use trails. Most
of the trail systems consist of the Wells River railroad bed, but with the
help of several volunteers and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks
and Recreation work has been underway to complete some trail loops for non
motorized vehicles, hikers and horseback riders.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-485-3087 if you are interested in Groton
Ride & Drive Program
The Vermont Horse Council riding and driving program began in April of
1992 with Pat Johnson. The program was developed to recognize personal
achievement and not competitive achievement. Actual riding and driving
times are logged for each participating unit, which consists of one person
and one particular horse. You may join with several horses but each one
must be registered separately. You will receive a patch when you join and
as you reach 50,100,150, 200,350,500,750,1000 and 2000 hours you will
receive a matching hour bar. Special awards are given at 500,1000, 1500
and 2000 hours.
Sign Up Form