Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

 

 

 

July 12, 2018 - Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed. Fortunately, Vermonters can minimize conflicts over compost by taking a few extra steps, according to Forrest Hammond, bear project leader with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

Health Department Updates Health Advisory for PFAS, State Expands Testing Plan to include 10 Schools in Pilot Project

 

 

July 10, 2018

 

MONTPELIER – The Vermont Department of Health has updated its health advisory for drinking water of 20 parts per trillion (ppt) to cover five per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. Exposure to certain PFAS may affect different systems in the human body.

Public Meeting July 24 on Fishing Regulations for Hatchery Cove in Grand Isle: Spawning Feral Salmon Protections Could Enhance Hatchery Stock Rearing

 

 

July 10, 2018

GRAND ISLE, Vt -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting a public discussion on landlocked salmon runs and possible fishing regulations at Hatchery Cove on Tuesday, July 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Champlain Basin Program conference room, 54 West Shore Road in Grand Isle, next to the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station. 

Public Meeting on Emerald Ash Borer to Feature ‘Slow-the-Spread’ Recommendations: Southern Bennington County Also Urged to be on the Lookout After New Massachusetts Infestation

Public Meeting on Emerald Ash Borer to Feature ‘Slow-the-Spread’ Recommendations:

Southern Bennington County Also Urged to be on the Lookout After New Massachusetts Infestation

 

July 6, 2018

Vermont’s Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons Are Announced

 

 

 

July 2, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has announced the 2018-2019 migratory bird hunting season dates and bag limits. 

A printable copy of the Migratory Bird Syllabus can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) under “Hunt” – “Hunting Regulations and Seasons.”  A printed version also will be available from license agents and post offices by late August.  

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