Emergency Information

Agency of Natural Resources COVID response

The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is striving to continue to carry out its mission and provide services while keeping the public and our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s more guidance on outdoor recreation, environmental regulations, and the best way to contact us during COVID-19.

Staying Safe Outdoors

It’s more important than ever to get outside and connect with nature. Our state parks, state forests, and wildlife management areas are still open, but we’re asking the public to stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing outdoors and enjoy nature that’s close to home.

Here’s more information:

How to Contact Us

ANR has closed our offices to the public. Employees have transitioned to telework - with very limited health and safety exceptions. Please contact ANR staff via phone or email. If you have trouble reaching the staff person you need or do not know where to start, use one of the numbers below.

Note that the Natural Resources Board is not a part of this Agency but you can find emergency and contact information on the NRB website.

Environmental Regulations and Enforcement Guidance

Policy Guidance and Enforcement Discretion:

Public Health Protection Actions:

Financial Flexibility:

For more, visit the Department of Environmental Conservation website to find online forms and get current information on permit applications, compliance reports, etc.

Vermont's forest economy

To keep Vermont’s forest economy as up to date as possible on health and safety issues with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are maintaining links to the most recent information and guidance from the Vermont Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, Agency of Commerce and Community Development and other sources here. Please visit this page for more information.

To learn more about the Use Value Appraisal Program (Current Use), Heavy Cutting (Intent to Cut Notifications), Acceptable Management Practices, licenses and special use permits, and outdoor burning guidance, visit the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation COVID-19 information page