Advisory Panel

The Forest Future Strategic Roadmap has been guided by an Advisory Panel, established by the Commissioner of Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR).

The Advisory Panel consisted of representatives from forest products enterprises, State agencies, investors, forestland owners, foresters, loggers, truckers, wood products manufacturers, recreational specialists, education representatives, trade organizations, and other partners.

The Advisory Panel has convened monthly from September 2022 until February 2024. After the launch of the Forest Future Strategic Roadmap, a new implementation task force is being convened, which will replace the Advisory Panel.

  • Trevor Allard; Allard Lumber Company
  • Tom Beck; Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation
  • Chris Brooks; Vermont Wood Pellet Company LLC
  • Chris Castano; Maine Woods Company
  • Scott Duffy; Rockledge Farm Woodworks
  • Jamey Fidel; Vermont Natural
    Resources Council
  • Chris Fife; Weyerhaeuser
  • Liz Gleason; Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Charlie Hancock; North Woods Forestry
  • Steve Hardy; Green Mountain Forestry
  • Dave Lane; Farm Credit East
  • Ed Larson; Vermont Forest
    Products Association
  • Elizabeth Lesnikoski; Burlington Electric Department
  • Chris Lindgren; University of Vermont Extension
  • Abby Long; Kingdom Trail Association
  • Luke McNally; Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Stanley Robinson; Stan Robinson Woods Procurement
  • Joe Short; Northern Forest Center
  • Allan Thompson; Vermont Woodlands Association

Listen to Advisory Panel members discuss challenges and opportunities they see for the future the Vermont forest economy: