Climate Action Commission Delivers Final Recommendations to Governor: Public Invited to Comment on the Report



July 31, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Climate Action Commission delivered a final report containing 53 recommendations to the Governor for his consideration today. The commission was formed last year by Governor Scott, to bring together 21 business, civic, nonprofit, and state agency leaders with the goal of developing concrete recommendations to reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions and spur economic growth.

From Summits to Shorelines, Clean Water Week Invites Vermonters on a Journey to Protect Lakes, Rivers, and Wetlands



July 31, 2018

Woodbury, Vt. -- There’s no question that Vermont’s 800 lakes and ponds, 23,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 300,000 acres of wetlands are a point of pride and reverence for everyone from seventh-generation Vermonters to weekend tourists. This week, dozens of nonprofit organizations, state agencies, communities, and businesses will celebrate these special places during Vermont’s 2nd Annual Clean Water Week from July 29 - August 4, 2018.

Vermont Angler Completes First-ever ‘Master Angler Sweep’



July 26, 2018

COLCHESTER, Vt. – Drew Price of Colchester, VT, has completed the state’s first-ever ‘Master Angler Sweep’ by catching at least one trophy-sized specimen of all 33 eligible fish species that are part of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Master Angler Program.

Price spent eight years in his quest to be the first to catch and enter all 33 species in the Vermont program. 

Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Complete: Cliffs Clear to Hike and Climb Again August 1



July 23, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting August 1 now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended.  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has confirmed that all the young falcons have learned to fly and will not be disturbed by human presence on the cliffs.

Fish & Wildlife Biologist to Speak on Threats to Vermont’s Moose Population



July 20, 2018

WILMINGTON, Vt. – From climate change to parasites to the state’s changing forested landscape, moose face a variety of challenges. Scott Darling, wildlife biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, will give a talk on Vermont’s moose population entitled Moose in Vermont – The Tiny Threats to Our Biggest Mammals on Wednesday, August 15 in Wilmington.


Learn about Vermont’s Black Bears in Middlebury on August 1



July 20, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s black bears at the Middlebury Town Offices on Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. 


Vermont Fish & Wildlife bear biologist Forrest Hammond will talk about the extraordinary life history of bears, their ecology and behaviors, and what people can do to better co-exist with bears.  Through colorful photos and captivating stories, the audience will come away with a new appreciation for these intelligent animals. 


Art in Nature Event to be Held at Dead Creek on August 9

July 20, 2018

ADDISON, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will host an evening of art in nature at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison, Vermont on Thursday, August 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This free event will consist of a short talk and refreshments at the Visitor Center, after which the group will venture outside to the wildlife management area for some nature exploration through art creation.

Warm Summer Water Temperatures Can Be Lethal to Trout

July 20, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt –The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Council of Trout Unlimited are encouraging anglers to consider their impact on trout when fishing during the current hot, dry weather. Many of the trout streams and rivers throughout Vermont are currently at or above stressful temperatures for trout and flows in most rivers are already dangerously low.


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