March 10, 2021: State Game Warden Sergeant Travis Buttle of Shaftsbury is Vermont's Game Warden of the Year. A game warden since 1996, Buttle was nominated by his peers and received the award in recognition of his excellent service.
Mendon, Vt. - The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) invites public comment on the draft long-range management plan for Aitken State Forest (918 acres), located in Mendon, Rutland County. The management plan serves as a guide for land management on ANR lands and typically covers a planning period of 20 years. ANR conducts public outreach as part of the planning process to develop a better understanding of the public’s interest in and use of state-owned lands.
Since spring of 2020, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has partnered with the Vermont Farm to Plate Network to host the Vermont Wild Kitchen, a Facebook Live cooking show taking place on the third Thursday of each month. March’s episode will feature Abenaki Chef Jessee Lawyer who will prepare traditional Abenaki ingredients with a modern twist. Some wild and local ingredients Lawyer plans on using include deer shank, bear fat, garlic, sumac, and more.
March 3, 2021– Is your home or business ready for a heating update in 2021? Ready to opt out of oil and do your part to help the state meet its goal of 90 percent renewable energy by 2050? Many rebates and incentives are available to Vermonters interested in switching to wood heat this year. Heating homes or businesses with locally sourced wood fuel displaces fossil fuels, keeps dollars in Vermont, and keeps woodlands intact through sustainable local forest markets and management.
February 26, 2021 - The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites the public to join the next Clean Water talk on March 4th, 2021. The event is part of a monthly virtual series highlighting efforts to protect and restore water quality in Vermont.
February 17, 2021 - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department wants to make it easier for people to go fishing by simplifying its fishing regulations.
Fishing regulations have become increasingly complex over time as amendments were added, making the rules more difficult for anglers to understand and challenging for the department to administer and enforce.
February 12, 2021 – Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to join her on February 23 from 4:00-5:00 PM for a virtual discussion about environmental permitting in Vermont. Each year, ANR issues a variety of permits for projects covering everything from septic system upgrades to solar development. These permits support smart economic development and community growth while protecting and conserving Vermont’s important natural resources.
February 5, 2021 – The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in collaboration with local nonprofits, town officials, scientists and regional planners, finalized two tactical basin plans that outline the strategy to restore and protect rivers, lakes and wetlands across much of the state, from Ferrisburgh to Peacham.
February 3, 2021 The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites Vermonters to attend an online presentation on February 11, 2021 to review a collaborative watershed action plan for the Upper Connecticut River Basin. The plan encompasses Upper Connecticut River and streams that flow to it from the Canadian border down to the Passumpsic River. It includes the Nulhegan River, Willard Stream, and Paul Stream along with several smaller streams that flow directly into the Connecticut River.