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Special Topics

The work we do at the Agency of Natural Resources covers a wide variety of topics. Although much of our work is particular to a single Department (for instance, Fish & Wildlife is solely responsible for hunter education, while Environmental Conservation covers all aspects of monitoring underground storage tanks), there are aspects of our work that cross departmental boundaries.

  • ARPA in VermontCongress passed ARPA earlier this year to address economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This national plan commits $1.9 trillion in APRA funds to address the public health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Vermont will receive more than $2.7 billion in ARPA funds for projects related to the pandemic.
  • Vermont Conservation Strategy Initiative: To achieve Vermont's goals to conserve 30% of our landscape by 2030 and 50% by 2050, this initiative is developing an inventory of current conservation in Vermont and developing a long-term plan to reach these ambitious goals.
  • Vermont Climate CouncilIn 2020, the Vermont Legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (Act 153 as Enacted), which created legally binding emission reduction targets. Learn more about the Act and Vermont's Climate Council. 
  • Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station DecommissioningThe Agency of Natural Resources is participating in the Public Utility Commission's Proceeding to decommission the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.
  • Municipal DayAn annual training spearheaded by the Agency to provide a wide variety of workshops for municipal officials.
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Takings Permit: Under certain circumstances, permits may be issued by the Agency Secretary for the "taking" of plants or animals listed as Threatened or Endangered