Special Topics

The work we do at the Agency of Natural Resources covers a wide variety of topics. Although much of our work is particular to a single Department (for instance, Fish & Wildlife is solely responsible for hunter education, while Environmental Conservation covers all aspects of monitoring underground storage tanks), there are aspects of our work which cross departmental boundaries. 
Some of these Special Topics of interest include:

  • ARPA in VermontCongress passed ARPA earlier this year to address economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This national plan commits $1.9 trillion in APRA funds to address the public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Vermont will receive more than $2.7 billion in ARPA funds for projects related to the pandemic.
  • Vermont Climate Action CommissionIn 2017, Governor Phil Scott issued an executive order to form the Vermont Climate Action Commission. Learn more about the commission, including their recommendations. 
  • Act 73 Working GroupAs part of Act 73, the Agency of Natural Resources convened this group to develop long-term clean water funding recommendations to support clean water efforts in Vermont. 
  • Interagency Committee on Chemical Management: Formed by executive order, Governor Phil Scott created this committee to better protect Vermonters from exposure to unsafe chemicals in drinking water and the environment and assist businesses with compliance with federal and State laws related to chemical reporting and management requirements.
  • Municipal DayAn annual training spearheaded by the Agency to provide a wide variety of workshops for municipal officials.