Vermont Initiates Three-Year Moose Study


ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is initiating a multi-year study to better understand the state’s moose herd. 

Moose across the Northeast are increasingly under stress from a parasite known as winter ticks. The ticks are becoming more prolific as spring and fall weather has warmed in recent years, causing some moose to collapse from blood loss or die from hypothermia after rubbing their insulating hair off in an attempt to rid themselves of the parasite. 

Free, Guided 2017 First Day Hikes


Montpelier—Start the New Year on the right foot and get outside for a “First Day Hike” in a Vermont State Park. Individuals and groups are invited to join one of several free, family-friendly hiking events taking place on January 1, 2017 throughout the state in beautiful parks and forests. Professional guides and outdoor educators will lead the way, sharing their knowledge and love of the Vermont outdoors.

New Location for St. Johnsbury Regional Office Dec. 19

ST. JOHNSBURY—The Agency of Natural Resources’ regional office in St. Johnsbury is moving to a new location at the end of this week. Residents and businesses served by this office are advised of the upcoming change and temporary office closing.

The current office location on Portland Street (Route 2) will be closed Friday, December 16 to accommodate final moving procedures. If you need immediate assistance during this time, please call the Agency of Natural Resources main office in Montpelier at (802) 828-1294.

State Releases Universal Recycling Status Report

Montpelier – On the heels of America Recycles Day—a national celebration of recycling held each November 15th—the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released it’s first “Universal Recycling Status Report.”  The 16-page report summarizes the status of recycling, composting, and food donation across the state.

Vermont’s Universal Recycling law (Act 148) passed unanimously in 2012. The law’s goal was to reverse decades-long stagnant recycling and composting rates and it is working. 

Trails Blaze the Way for Vermont’s Economic Future

WATERBURY, VT— Exploring Vermont’s outdoors by trail has always been part of the Green Mountain state’s culture, but now there is strong evidence to support how those activities bolster the state’s economy, too. The popularity of growing member-based trail networks for mountain biking, backcountry skiing, all-terrain riding and more are blazing new pathways for economic growth in the State. 

VT Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Stakeholders Meeting Nov 29th

VT RGGI Stakeholders Meeting
Tuesday November 29, 2016
9:00 – 11:00 am
Davis building at 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Public Service Board will hold a meeting to brief stakeholders on the ongoing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) 2016 program review and to receive comment on Vermont-specific elements of the RGGI program.

The meeting will cover the current status of the program review, and the highlights of the RGGI stakeholder meeting of November 21.

Watershed Grant Application Deadline Extended to December 2nd

*Deadline Extention:  Applications are now due no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The 2017 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state's lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, as well as projects that help Vermonters understand and enjoy these treasures.  Applications are due no later than Friday, December 2, 2016.


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