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Benefits of Forest Management

Management practices at Merck Forest include: Timber Sales: production of saw timber, fuel wood and the leasing of logging sites Production of Maple Syrup, Vermont’s traditional alternative to commercially-produced corn syrup sweeteners. Wildlife Habitat Management & Biodiversity: enhancing habitat and forage opportunities for game and non-game species Clean Water and Carbon Sequestration: A well-managed forest …

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The Sugaring Process

Our  sugarbush* has approximately 3,000 taps with the capacity to scale up as we strike a balance between Profit Energy consumption Landscape impact Staff time In order to model “best practices” in sustainable land use, finding this balance among these elements is an important part of our work. *Sugarbush: a stand of sugar maple trees tapped …

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