Exploring Vermont’s Wetlands: Colchester Bog
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Exploring Vermont’s Wetlands: Colchester Bog

Black organic ooze, quicksand, insect eating plants, quaking mats of sphagnum moss, and so much more! Back in 1975, Colchester Bog was nominated for national recognition through the National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Program. Sites are designated as NNLs because they contain the best remaining examples of specific biological and/or geological features nationwide. The natural features … Continue reading

A closer look at the statewide condition of stream biology in Vermont
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A closer look at the statewide condition of stream biology in Vermont

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) scientists recently completed a large survey to assess the statewide health of Vermont’s rivers and streams. This study involved detailed assessments of 73 randomly selected stream sites, including fish population surveys, macroinvertebrate sampling (i.e. insects and other small creatures that live on the stream bottom), and water chemistry monitoring. … Continue reading

Updated Wetland Maps!!
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Updated Wetland Maps!!

Updated Wetland Maps!! Improvements to select towns. Please help us congratulate and celebrate the towns, conservation commissions and VTrans of Vermont who have mapped wetlands within their communities and along interstate highways and have provided that data for open access on our online Vermont Natural Resource Atlas!!!  The town mapping data has not been reviewed in … Continue reading

“Science at the Hatchery” Event Exposes Elementary Students to Fish and Our Natural Resources
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“Science at the Hatchery” Event Exposes Elementary Students to Fish and Our Natural Resources

The annual “Science at the Hatchery” took place on September 16th at the Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Fish Hatchery in Chittenden, Vermont. Approximately 200 students in 5th and 6th grades participated from eight Rutland County elementary schools and engaged in interactive learning sessions on fish and fisheries habitat, water quality, river … Continue reading