Vermont State Parks Announces First Time Happy Campers Program: Try out camping for free, gear included

 

June 22, 2018

MONTPELIER, VT –  Vermont State Parks is excited to launch the new First Time Happy Campers Program at five parks during the months of July and August. Created in partnership with the Outdoor Gear Exchange, this program provides free camping for new campers, whose names will be chosen at random when they register through https://www.vtstateparks.com/happy-camper.html.

Give Nesting Loons Space

 

 

 

May 21, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to give loons a hand this summer by enjoying them from a safe distance. 

Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005 following decades of recovery effort.  But one of the main threats still facing loons as they continue to recover is human disturbance during the breeding season.

Multi-State Effort to Speed the Nation’s Transition to Zero Emission Cars Gains Traction with New Action Plan

 

 

June 20, 2018

Montpelier VT – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Natural Resources are pleased to announce Vermont has joined eight other states to reaffirm their commitment to a clean, low carbon transportation sector with the release of a new Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan for 2018-2021 today. Together, these nine ZEV states represent roughly one-third of the new car sales market in the United States and 25 percent of the U.S. population.

Electric Fencing Offers Protection Against Chicken Predation

 

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Keeping a small flock of chickens at home to provide eggs and meat has become increasingly popular, but many first-time small-scale poultry farmers are discovering that several species of wildlife like the taste of chicken as much as we do.  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department urges poultry owners to use electric fencing and follow other precautions to protect their birds from predation.

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