McNeil Harvest Map

The McNeil Harvest Map uses publicly-available harvest notifications submitted by Burlington Electric Department to the VT Fish and Wildlife Department to show all of the 300+ timber harvests done in Vermont between 2020-2022 for the McNeil plant. At present, the map does not include harvests coming to McNeil from New York, which amount to a majority of all wood burned at the plant. 

This map is a resource to show the extent of the logging taking place for the McNeil plant, and to make it easier for folks to visit harvest sites if they wish (see below on this page). The equivalent of 16% of all timber harvested in the state is burned at McNeil, making this single, relatively small power station the largest consumer of wood in Vermont (2023 IRP, appendix B). The map is not intended to single out landowners, foresters or loggers who are involved in sending wood to McNeil; rather, it gives an overall sense of the extent and type of logging needed to fuel Vermont's most polluting facility and allows folks to see the logging for themselves.

Check out the web version below, or download Google Earth desktop (free) and load the more detailed Google Earth version, which includes overlays showing individual stands and property lines for each harvest, and in many cases allows a 'before' and 'after' view of the harvest by changing the transparency of the overlay map.  The more detailed Google Earth map is available for download here.

Reading the Map

Takeaways from the Map — Notable Patterns and Harvests

Visiting Sites

This map makes it easier to visit recent harvests to see their impacts on the forest. Vermont law allows public access to private land as long as the land is not posted and registered with the town clerk. Be respectful, do not interrupt an active logging job, and listen to landowners if they ask you to leave.

You are welcome to share photos from site visits with Stop VT Biomass at