Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Opportunity for Municipalities
Announcements / Opportunities

Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Opportunity for Municipalities

The Department of Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce the availability of project year 2015 Application for Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid Grants. This grant program  supports both native and non-native species management projects and is available to Vermont municipalities.  Past supported projects include control of invasive plants like Eurasian watermilfoil and nuisance native aquatic plants, and … Continue reading

Vermont Applies Fluvial Geomorphic Science in Managing Rivers and Floodplains as a Functioning System
Announcements / Progress

Vermont Applies Fluvial Geomorphic Science in Managing Rivers and Floodplains as a Functioning System

Over the past twelve months the Rivers Program has guided the adoption of a Stream Alteration Rule (12-23-13) and a Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule (10-24-14). These coupled with the recent publication of a Statewide River Corridor Base Map (11-25-14) and a set of Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Protection Procedures (12-05-14) … Continue reading

Establishing regions for lakes permit programs increases efficiency
Announcements

Establishing regions for lakes permit programs increases efficiency

Are you planning to develop your shoreland property?  A recent change in how the new Shoreland Permit Program and the long-established Lake Encroachment Permit Program are administered will make the permitting process more efficient. While the two permit programs regulate different activities, their jurisdictional boundaries meet at mean water level. The Shoreland Permit Program regulates … Continue reading

New Fact Sheets Summarize Actions in Lake Champlain TMDL Phase 1 Plan
Announcements

New Fact Sheets Summarize Actions in Lake Champlain TMDL Phase 1 Plan

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation released new fact sheets that summarize the management strategies to reduce phosphorus load into Lake Champlain and presented in the document entitled, “Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase 1 Implementation Plan” (released on May 29, 2014). There are a total of 6 factsheets.  Each factsheet outlines actions specific to … Continue reading