Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring
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Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring

The aquatic invasive species (AIS) management team has been busy all summer—and with good reason. The ever-present threat of AIS spread has kept the team hard at work, sampling, surveying, and monitoring lakes across the state. But what exactly is it that we are doing? Though there are many intriguing facets to our summer field … Continue reading

Sampling Vermont’s Wetlands for the National Wetlands Condition Assessment
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Sampling Vermont’s Wetlands for the National Wetlands Condition Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a Federal-State partnership to assess the quality of the nation’s wetlands, and to expand the capacity of State programs to monitor these valued water resources.  It is part of a larger National Aquatic Resource Survey Initiative sponsored by EPA, in which Vermont participates annually.  These … Continue reading

2014 Algae Monitoring Report Available for Lake Champlain and Selected Vermont Lakes
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2014 Algae Monitoring Report Available for Lake Champlain and Selected Vermont Lakes

The Final report for the 2014 Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program on Lakes Champlain, Carmi, Elmore, Iroquois and Memphremagog is now available for download from the Watershed Management Division – http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/lakes/docs/lp_Cyanobacteria2014.pdf.  This program has been active for more than 10 years on Lake Champlain and since 2012 on a limited number of inland lakes.  It is designed … Continue reading

Partnering with Watersheds United Vermont for Improved Water Quality Monitoring
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Partnering with Watersheds United Vermont for Improved Water Quality Monitoring

The Watershed Management Division (WSMD) was pleased to be invited to Watersheds United Vermont’s biannual meeting in early April to discuss opportunities to strengthen and promote citizen involvement in surface water testing, including the La Rosa Partnership Program and others. Mary Russ from the White River Partnership facilitated a broad ranging discussion, the content of … Continue reading