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 Vermont: Congress 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 Council: In 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 Decommissioning: The Agency of Natural Resources is participating in the Public Utility Commission's Proceeding to decommission the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.
- Municipal Day: An 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