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.

ANR Secretary Announces Statewide Listening Tour

 

The Listening Tour is underway! 

The Agency of Natural Resources wants to hear from citizens and organizations about needs and opportunities for improving the Agency’s delivery of environmental services to the public. The Agency has been a leader over the past three years in continous process improvement projects, with the goal of improving customer service to the public and protection of Vermont’s natural resources. Now it's your turn to help the Agency identify needs and opportunities for improvement going forward.

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. 

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