With the goal of assisting government, environmental, and planning leaders in their attempts to meet the ongoing challenges of promoting a vibrant working landscape in Vermont, this report (written by Cheryl Morse of UVM and contracted by us as an input to the Working Landscape Partnership Council) surveys strategies undertaken in other parts of the world. What can we learn from the tools developed in places similar to, but distant from Vermont? This report considers strategies used at multiple scales (state, province, country, and intergovernmental organizations) to promote agriculture, forestry, tourism, and rural community development, with the hope of providing a broader understanding of the many tools available to sustain the unique characteristics of working landscapes here in the state of Vermont.

Read the “UVM Research Report: Strategies for Promoting Working Landscapes in North America and Europe” Report.