Recent Bear Incidents Highlight Need for Residents to Stay ‘Bear Smart’: One careless resident can cause problems for the entire community



August 6, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt – As incidents of bears breaking into homes, garages, sheds and vehicles in Vermont increases, so too should efforts by residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources that can attract bears.

Instructor Training Course Offered for Hunter, Bow Hunter, Trapper Ed.


August 6, 2018

WHITINGHAM Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapper Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont.

The training will take place Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 a.m. at the Deerfield Valley Fish & Game Club in Whitingham, Vermont.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Bennington County


August 2, 2018

On July 31st, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service alerted state officials that an emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle was captured on a purple detection trap in the town of Stamford, VT. This location is within five miles of another recent EAB detection in the town of North Adams, MA. This invasive insect was first discovered in Vermont in February and has also been confirmed in Orange, Washington, and Caledonia counties.

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.


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