Hiker Alert: Mud Season is Here

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails This Spring

Vermont – Today, the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.

Three Exceptional Vermont Wetlands Recognized with ‘Class I’ Designation

Montpelier—Three unique Vermont wetlands are now being classified as ‘Class I’ wetlands, a designation that places extra protections on wetlands with exceptional ecological features. The three wetlands receiving Class I designations are the Sandbar wetlands (Milton and Colchester), Dennis Pond wetlands (Brunswick), and Chickering Fen (Calais).

State Offices Closing at Noon

MONTPELIER -- Due to current and forecasted heavy rates of falling snow, all state offices will be closing early today, March 14, 2017 starting at noon. 

After consultation with representatives of the National Weather Service, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and VTrans, it has been determined that due to weather conditions, State offices have been authorized to be completely closed effective beginning at 12:00 noon. Only specifically authorized employees are reporting for work.

Join ECO AmeriCorps! Applications Now Open

Program provides opportunity for recent graduates to begin a natural resource career while addressing urgent environmental needs 

MONTPELIER—The Vermont Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps program is seeking applicants interested in beginning an environmental career. Recent and soon-to-be graduates with a background in environmental conservation, natural or agricultural sciences, environmental studies, engineering, government/policy, communications or other related fields are encouraged to apply.

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