Featured Resources

More Resources
It’s time to put a price on carbon pollution
Forest Fragmentation Action Plan
Heating Efficiency Success Stories
Community Strategies for Vermont’s Forests and Wildlife
Reading Vermont’s Rivers
Resilient Communities Scorecard
Complete Streets Guide
Greening Vermont
Community Planning Toolbox
Wildlife and Local Planning
Subdivision Trends & Land Use
Energy Guidebooks for Municipalities
Groundwater Manual for Municipalities
Prev Prev

Register Now: 11th Annual VECAN Conference!

Join VECAN partners, town energy committee leaders, clean energy businesses, policy makers, and concerned Vermonters for another action-oriented day geared towards meeting our 90-by-2050 total renewable energy goal! Register here.

(more…)

An Urgent Call for Vermont Leadership on Climate Change

VNRC, along with other environmental and social service advocates, has put together A Vision for Climate Stability, Energy Independence, Equity and Affordability. View the document here.

Plus, check out our latest video about how climate change is affecting Vermont’s future for our children.

(more…)

VNRC Grants Funds to Danville, VT for Community Engagement Around Historic Railroad Station Revitalization

We’re pleased to announce that VNRC granted the Danville Village to Village Steering Committee $1,500 through our Small Grants for Smart Growth Program. The funds will be used to support community engagement activities around the revitalization of the 1871 Historic Danville Railroad Station in Danville Village, adjacent to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

(more…)

VNRC is Looking for a Spring Legislative Intern

The Vermont Natural Resources Council is seeking a Legislative Intern to help us move forward-looking environmental legislation in the Vermont State House in early 2019. The intern will assist VNRC and our partner, Vermont Conservation Voters, in tracking legislation moving through the Statehouse during the 2019 legislative year (January through early May). Duties will include:
(more…)

New Report Tracks Parcelization Trends in VT

VNRC just published a report and website that systematically track the increasing parcelization of our forests. VT is the third most forested of the lower 48 states, with approximately 4.6 million acres of forestland. But in a concerning trend, the state is actually losing forest cover due to parcelization, subdivision, and the subsequent development of land.

(more…)

November 2018

Election Day, Don’t Let Our Kids Down!, VECAN’s 11th Annual Community Energy & Climate Action Conference, Act 250 Community Input Report, VNRC’s Night Out at Zero Gravity, VNRC Awards Small Grant to Danville, VT, Living Planet Report, and more.

Read more

October 2018

VNRC Annual Meeting Re-Cap, Tracking Parcelization Trends in Vermont, VCV’s Environmental Scorecard, Small Grants for Smart Growth, New Staff, Kate McCarthy Receives Accolades, Colin Keegan Selected to Vermont Changemakers Table, VNRC in the Press, and more

Read more

September 2018

Working Together for Equity, Conservation Really Pays off in Vermont, It’s Not too Late to Share Input on Act 250, VNRC Recognizes Steve Sinclair, Progress Made on Dam Removal in Colchester, “Rise for Climate” Day of Action, and more.

Read more

August 2018

Headlines: Not Too Late to Participate in Act 250 Public Forums, Climate Commission Delivers Recommendations, Apply for a Small Grant for Smart Growth!, Film Screening of Broke: The Santa Barbara Pipeline Oil Spill of 2015, Save the Date: VNRC’s Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring a Part-Time Office Associate, and more.

Read more

July 2018

Headlines: Act 250 Public Forums Across Vermont, Developer Pulls Plug on NewVistas, VNRC Secures Dam Removal Funding, VNRC Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, Bernie Sanders is a Believer in VECAN’s Town Energy Committees, News from Button Up Vermont, Energy Action Network Releases Annual Report, Vermont Performs Nicely on AARP’s Livability Index, New EPA Report Reveals Increased PFAS Danger, Save the Date: VNRC Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring!

Read more