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

Monitoring the Biology of Vermont’s Rivers and Streams
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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