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Vermont Turkey Brood Survey Starts July 1


June 23, 2021

Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont, but their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department with help from “citizen scientists.”  The department had an annual online survey for reporting turkey broods in August, but this year the survey will start July 1 and continue to the end of August.

Pollinators in Peril


June 22, 20201

Many of Vermont’s pollinator species are in peril, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department would like to share a few simple suggestions to greatly benefit our essential pollinator species.

Learn about Cyanobacteria Blooms at Public Meeting on June 17

June 15, 2021

 A hot start to June has many people heading for their favorite waterbody to cool off. Prepare to enjoy a safe summer of swimming, fishing, and boating on your favorite lake or pond. Join the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the Vermont Department of Health, and Lake Champlain Committee on Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 pm for a free public meeting on cyanobacteria. The virtual event is free and open to the public. 

Take a Free Introduction to Fishing Seminar


June 7, 2021 - Many people have recently discovered fishing as a great low-stress way to enjoy the out-of-doors with the added benefit of sometimes bringing home a nice meal of fish.  The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says these people often ask to learn more about fishing techniques and equipment as well as Vermont’s fishing opportunities, so the department is offering three Introduction to Fishing seminars on June 15, 24 and 25

Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 12

June 2, 2021 –Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 12 this year, which will also be opening day of the regular bass fishing season.

“Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day in Vermont lakes and streams,” said Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “Fishing is an activity that can be shared with family or easily taught to newcomers while enjoying quality time together.”

Respect. Protect. Enjoy.

by Secretary Julie Moore, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources 

June 1, 2021

June is Pride Month and 2021 marks the 51st celebration – a time when people come together in support of the LGBTQ community. June also marks the official opening of most Vermont State Parks and end of mud season restrictions on hiking trails throughout the state. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) stewards more than 350,000 acres of public lands on behalf of Vermont and our visitors as a source of inspiration and enjoyment for all. 

Free Lake Science Seminar Offered June 4

May 27, 2021 – Warmer days and spring flowers are sure signs that summer is coming in Vermont but so is the announcement of the annual Vermont Lake Seminar. Anyone curious about lakes in Vermont is welcome to join this year’s 17th annual Vermont Lake Seminar on Friday June 4, 2021. The free event is open to the public and will run from 9:00am until 2:30pm. At the event, attendees can hear more about lake and watershed science as well as receive practical on-the-ground tips for lakeshore property owners.  

Waterbury Reservoir Remote Campsites Can Now Be Reserved in Advance


May 21, 2021 - Each year, more than 75,000 visitors enjoy the natural and recreational opportunities offered at Vermont’s 863-acre Waterbury Reservoir. Little River State Park, Waterbury Center State Park, and the surrounding Mt. Mansfield State Forest land offer access to boating, swimming, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking, and mountain biking. The recently improved boat launches at the Waterbury Dam, Blush Hill, and Moscow Paddlers’ access areas have allowed easier access for boaters and remote campers.