Tactical Basin Plan Released for the Deerfield River and Lower CT River Basin!
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Tactical Basin Plan Released for the Deerfield River and Lower CT River Basin!

The Watershed Management Division has just released a draft Deerfield River and Lower Connecticut River Basin (Basins 12 – 13) Water Quality Management Tactical Basin Plan for public comment. This plan is the first comprehensive and integrated water resources management plan ever released for the Deerfield River. The Basin 12-13 Tactical Basin Plan provides an … Continue reading

Hidden Stream Life as Indicators of Water Quality
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Hidden Stream Life as Indicators of Water Quality

The Watershed Management Division has had one of the nation’s premier stream biological monitoring programs for over 30 years. Biological monitoring, or “biomonitoring”, refers to the use of biological organisms and biological responses to assess changes in Vermont’s surface waters. The scientists in this program focus specifically on monitoring the biology of wadeable streams throughout … Continue reading

Get in the Know! Low Impact Development Info Sheets Released.
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Get in the Know! Low Impact Development Info Sheets Released.

The Green Infrastructure Initiative, a Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation led project to promote and implement innovative infrastructure approaches to stormwater management, is happy to announce the release of its Low Impact Development (LID) Series. LID is an innovative planning and design approach used in land development to better manage stormwater runoff – runoff, caused … Continue reading

Vermont Lakeshores – Vulnerable Places
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Vermont Lakeshores – Vulnerable Places

Vermont has more than 800 lakes with roughly 1,500 miles of shoreline offering home and habitat to people and wildlife. People love Vermont lakeshores for access to fishing and water sports, beautiful landscape, seasonal retreat, and year-round living. That makes our lakeshores valuable real estate, with an estimated 45 percent having some type of development … Continue reading