The State Vegetation Management Task Force
The State Vegetation Management Task ForceIntroduction
The State Vegetation Management Task Force (SVMTF or Task Force) was formed in 2012, in response to a recommendation of the Governor's Two Storm Panel. The Two Storm Panel was created following the two damaging storms of the second half of 2011, Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 Nor'easter.
The SVMTF held its first meeting on April 24, 2012. It concluded with a final meeting on August 28, 2012. During this final meeting, the Task Force released its Final Report.
The Mission of the Task Force was to develop standards for
The SVMTF developed consensus recommendations around these items, which were then presented to the Commissioner of DEEP.
Meetings of the Task Force were open the public. In addition, two Public Listening Sessions were held on August 13, 2012. Comments from the Listening Sessions were used to guide the final version of the Task Force Recommendations, as contained in the Task Force's Final Report.
As part of its process, the SVMTF established three Working Groups. The Working Groups met independently and then reported back to the Task Force as a whole. Each Working Group was provided with a set of questions for it to consider.
Public Education: What are the key messages that the public needs to hear about the roadside forest that will help support good policy and appropriate actions?
Regulation, Legislation and Funding: What regulatory context and resources are required to move beyond current obstacles and effectively manage existing and future roadside forests in Connecticut?
Technical / Standards: What standards for pruning, integrated vegetation management and risk assessments are necessary to guide the management decisions made for existing and future roadside forests?
Facilitator's Meeting Summaries
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