Agronomy and Conservation Assistance in Vermont Watersheds
Announcements / Progress

Agronomy and Conservation Assistance in Vermont Watersheds

The University of Vermont Extension System (UVM-EXT) recently completed its participation with phase 2 of the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP).   The program’s focus remained concentrated on nutrient management planning and implementation of farm practices to reduce the loss of soil and nutrients. The UVM-EXT ACAP agronomists worked directly with farmers, focusing on small … Continue reading

New Tactical Basin Plan for the North Lake Champlain Direct Drainages available for review and comment
Announcements

New Tactical Basin Plan for the North Lake Champlain Direct Drainages available for review and comment

The Watershed Management Division is holding two additional public comment meetings in July to gather feedback on the Draft North Lake Champlain Basin Tactical Basin Plan.  Tactical basin plans identify priority actions necessary to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore Vermont’s surface waters, in fulfillment of state laws including the newly passed Vermont Clean Water Act. … Continue reading

Progress

Defining priority problem areas in St. Albans Bay watershed for water quality improvement efforts.

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission, with support from the DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, recently completed a multi-part project that focused on targeting priority nonpoint source pollution in the St. Albans Bay watershed.  The project evaluated erosion and runoff from transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, and culverts) and stormwater runoff from developed land. The project consisted of … Continue reading