Tactical Basin Planning Delivers Integrated Water Resource Management for the Restoration and Protection of Water Resources in Vermont
Announcements / Progress

Tactical Basin Planning Delivers Integrated Water Resource Management for the Restoration and Protection of Water Resources in Vermont

Effective watershed management begins with planning, which itself must have a solid, scientifically developed base of water monitoring and testing results. The Watershed Management Division’s perspective is that science and monitoring should be closely integrated into watershed plans and water management policy. Sound scientific data, tools, and analytical techniques should be included in an iterative … Continue reading

Monitoring the Biology of Vermont’s Rivers and Streams
Science

Monitoring the Biology of Vermont’s Rivers and Streams

During the warmer months of the year, you may see biologists from the Watershed Management Division’s biomonitoring program in a stream or river near you. Every year our scientists travel throughout the state to monitor the status of Vermont’s flowing waters. We examine water chemistry, habitat conditions, and do thorough surveys of the macroinvertebrate (insects, … Continue reading

Soils for Stormwater Workshop is a Success!
Progress

Soils for Stormwater Workshop is a Success!

More than 25 individuals packed a Jeffords Hall Conference Room at UVM on Thursday, October 24. They were there to learn about the complex interactions between soil and stormwater. The workshop provided in-depth information about soil characteristics, soil mapping, groundwater hydrology, and factors that influence infiltration. This information was supplemented by a presentation highlighting local … Continue reading

Exploring the Wonders of Shoreland Habitats
Announcements

Exploring the Wonders of Shoreland Habitats

Join the Watershed Management Division’s own Aquatic Ecologist, Kellie Merrell, along with Charlie Browne, Director Emeritus of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, and St. Michael’s College Instructor, Scott Lewins, for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening.  You’ll learn about the many creatures that live where the water meets the land, the threats facing this critical shoreland habitat, … Continue reading

Vermont’s Roadmap to Protect, Maintain, Enhance, and Restore our Surface Waters
Progress

Vermont’s Roadmap to Protect, Maintain, Enhance, and Restore our Surface Waters

Learn about water quality protection in Vermont. It might sound like a simple thing to identify and prevent pollution from impacting Vermont’s surface waters, but those who work in the field of watershed management understand that this work is anything but simple. Vermont’s 808 inventoried lakes and ponds, ~7,100 miles of stream, and 300,000 acres of wetlands … Continue reading