Future Scenario Summary

The scenario matrix is defined by the two major axes generated through the cluster development of the key drivers.

Brief descriptions were attached to the end points of each axis, to create a continuum along the axis. The think-tank developed a narrative for each scenario and described the characteristics of the Vermont forest economy in 2035 under the conditions of each scenario quadrant. This scenario planning process provided a way to tease out plausible future scenarios and examine them from a speculative standpoint. They represent different possibilities for the future of the Vermont forest economy, looking out to 2035.