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- ANR's Lake Champlain Clean-up Efforts
- Aquatic Invasive Species
- Boating Access
- Depth Maps
- Fish Stocking
- Gold Mining / Prospecting
- Hydroelectric Generation
- In-stream Work
- Shorelands Regulations and Permits
- Stream Alteration Permits
- Swimming Safety
- Vernal Pools
- Wastewater / Septic
- Water Quality
- Wells and Well Water Testing
The State of Vermont and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are in the process of developing and implementing a new restoration plan for Lake Champlain and its tributaries. Restoring Lake Champlain offers useful links to progress on this project. The Clean Water Initiative is an exciting new collaboration between several Vermont State Agencies to clean and maintain our watersheds.
To report an aquatic invasive species sighting in Vermont, call 802-490-6120 within the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Panning is permitted using only traditional hand-panning techniques. Mechanical techniques, digging, dredging, and the use of sluice boxes are prohibited activities. Any artifacts uncovered on state land are the property of the state and should not be removed.
Stream Alteration Rules and Permits (including mineral prospecting)
Small Pond Information from the Department of Environmental Conservation
Small Pond Mangement from the Fish and Wildlife Department
Swim Water Quality from Vermont Department of Health
Department of Environmental Conservation information on Vernal Pools
Vermont Center for EcoStudies conducts an extensive Vernal Pool Mapping Project and offers great information on Vernal Pools and their conservation.
For questions about Vermont's drinking water quality and supply, contact Department of Environmental Conservation's Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division at 802-828-1535.
Department of Environmental Conservation's Wetlands homepage
Contact a Wetlands Specialist for questions, permits, and specific information