Outcome
Vermonters and guests enjoy a wide range of high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities. Through these experiences, they develop an understanding and appreciation of our environment.STRATEGIES:
  • Convene a task force of Vermonters with knowledge and responsibilities regarding outdoor recreation to address issues and recommend actions to the Agency in order to achieve this outcome in a coordinated way. 
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  • Develop good partnerships with private organizations and businesses that share interests in outdoor recreation. Work for a mutually beneficial balance of services and amenities between public and private partners. Seek opportunities for sustainable outdoor recreation use of Agency managed lands in partnership with private parties. 
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  • Maintain the quality of existing opportunities for environment-based recreation. Improve and provide additional opportunities when it is affordable and consistent with other Agency goals. 
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  • Coordinate with and provide assistance to other agencies regarding policy and management decisions on recreational uses of Vermont's lakes, ponds, rivers, and associated land. 
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  • Acquire land and interests in land to help achieve goals for undeveloped outdoor recreation, as guided by the Agency's Strategic Plan and Lands Conservation Plan: A Land Acquisition Strategy for the Agency of Natural Resources. 
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  • Promote resource management that is both sustainable and economically beneficial in our relationship with commercial recreation providers, including destination resort areas. In order to do so, participate in planning for, and oversee operation of, downhill ski areas on leased state land. 
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  • Emphasize opportunities for families and youth to directly experience the value of Vermont's environment through expanded public outreach and education programs that focus on appreciation and sustainable use of our natural resources. Partner with other organizations to achieve this outcome. 
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Outcome
The Agency of Natural Resources manages outdoor recreation facilities that serve as a model in regard to their consideration of the environment, energy efficiency, historic character, and customer service.STRATEGIES:
  • Manage Agency lands and facilities to provide opportunities for compatible recreation, protect natural resources and aesthetics, offer environmental education, and support the economies and values of local communities. 
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  • Improve facilities through replacements and additions to enhance outdoor recreation experiences, while keeping parks as "basic" as possible. Continue making Agency recreation facilities accessible to people with disabilities. 
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  • Preserve and restore historic structures and incorporate them into Agency operations, where appropriate. Maintain the natural, historic, and recreational resources of the State Parks system and other Agency lands and facilities at a high level of quality and function. 
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  • Maintain and enhance recreational trails on state land. Work with partners to establish and maintain a statewide system of trails for year-round use. 
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  • Create or expand facilities for viewing all aspects of wildlife and natural communities on public lands in a way that will maintain ecological integrity. 
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