Green Mountain National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service wants to increase camping fees at Grout Pond, and at other developed campgrounds in the Green Mountain National Forest.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

The U.S. Forest Service is collecting public input on a plan to increase the fees at developed campgrounds in the Green Mountain National Forest.

The Rainbow Family of Living Light is holding its annual gathering in the Green Mountain National Forest, and officials are estimating that 10,000 or maybe even 20,000 people could join the primitive encampment in June and early July. 

Rick Bowner / AP

This year's Rainbow Gathering will be held in Vermont. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the gathering near Mount Tabor during the week of July 4.

Courtesy of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is using cameras to study how bears will react to a new commercial wind project in southeastern Vermont.

An effort to stop construction of a 30 megawatt ridge-line wind development in the Green Mountain National Forest got a hearing Wednesday in Federal Court in Brattleboro. The 15-turbine Deerfield Wind project has been authorized by the U.S. Forest Service and permitted by the state. But opponents say the Forest Service approval process was flawed. And they argue that the installation would compromise a federally designated wilderness area near the site.