LEWIS, Vt. – As 2019 draws to a close, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is celebrating eight years of trout stream improvement efforts in northeastern Vermont.
Montpelier, Vt. – The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Peter and Robin Klein of Rye Brook, New York were fined $22,500 for releasing hazardous heating oil to the environment from a derelict underground storage tank on a property in Dover, Vermont, and for failing to take emergency clean-up action upon discovery of the release in 2016.
December 4, 2019
Vermont’s loons are thriving with a record 101 nesting pairs recorded statewide in 2019, the highest since loon monitoring began in 1978, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE).
“Seventy-five of the loon nests successfully produced 115 chicks this year,” said wildlife biologist Eric Hanson with VCE. “Although there were losses, 87 chicks survived through August which exceeded the past five-year average survival of 73 percent.”
December 3, 2019
Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper and Wildlife Biologist Andrea Shortsleeve with Vermont Fish and Wildlife for a free public walk of an active timber harvest at the Hinesburg Town Forest on Saturday, December 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
This walk will highlight winter wildlife ecology, wildlife tracking and the active management of the Hinesburg Town Forest as well as how this work is expected to influence wildlife habitat and behavior.
November 21, 2019
Many Vermont residents will have heating oil tanks inspected before the first fill of the winter season. The inspections, required by a 2017 Rule, reduce the number of spills or leaks from these tanks. Under the 2017 rule, inspectors must attach a “do not fill” or “red-tag” if the tank is at risk of spilling or leaking fuel.
November 20, 2019
The 2020 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state's lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, including projects to help Vermonters understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due no later than Friday February 7, 2020.
November 20, 2019 - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department in conjunction with the New England Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, is hosting Field to Fork Stories from the Green Mountains: a hunting, fishing and foraging storytelling event at Zero Gravity Brewery in Burlington on December 3. The storytelling begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m.
November 15, 2019
Montpelier – The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) and the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont are pleased to announce that a draft Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is available for public comment through December 12, 2019. Vermont’s recreation and planning professionals use the SCORP to identify strategies to deliver outdoor recreation facilities and programs that make it easy for people to enjoy the outdoors.
November 6, 2019
MONTPELIER, Vt. – With Vermont’s youth deer hunting weekend this Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, young hunters are encouraged to help Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists by reporting their deer at one of 23 biological reporting stations.
Youth deer hunting weekend helps ensure that young hunters get the quality training they need for lifelong participation, and it also provides biological information needed to manage the deer population.