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Environmental Groups Fight to Ensure Morrisville Hydroelectric Project Protects Water Quality, Fish Habitat and Recreation

  Environmental Groups Fight to Ensure Morrisville Hydroelectric Project Protects Water Quality, Fish Habitat and Recreation The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) and the Vermont State Council of Trout Unlimited (VTTU) announced that they have filed a cross appeal in the on-going appeal of the water quality certificate issued by the Vermont Agency of Natural […]

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Exit 4 Open Space Conserved with the help of VNRC, Partners

Last week, VNRC’s Brian Shupe and Kate McCarthy stood alongside conservation partners, the potential developer, and the farmer who will eventually farm that land to announce the planned conservation of over 171 acres surrounding Exit 4 in Randolph.  The conservation of the land came after the landowner withdrew an application to develop the site with […]

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Proposals for Tax Reform and Climate Action Announced by Lawmakers

Vermont Representatives Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Diana Gonzalez, Johannah Leddy Donovan, and Martin LaLonde introduced four bills to the Legislature this month that focus on tax reform and putting a price on carbon pollution. Each proposal offers a different revenue neutral tax reform paired with a gradually rising fee on carbon pollution paid by the companies that […]

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Sears Appointed Smart Growth Rep on the Vermont Downtown Development Board

Patricia M Sears, publisher of the Newport Daily Express and resident of Lowell, was recently appointed as the smart growth representative to Vermont’s Downtown Development Board. This board oversees the state’s designation programs, which promote smart growth throughout the state. “Whether starting community development organizations, supporting age-friendly communities, or riding motorcycles around the state to […]

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Call Speaker Johnson: Support safeguards for Vermont’s forests

Efforts are picking up again this week at the Legislature to strengthen safeguards for Vermont’s forests. The House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee is continuing its work on a bill (H.233) that aims to correct a gap in Act 250 – the state’s land use and development law – by updating the criteria to […]

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Testimony of Jamey Fidel, Forest and Wildlife Program Director/General Counsel Vermont Natural Resources Council on H.233

March 15, 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on H.233. I am testifying on behalf of the following organizations: Audubon Vermont, The Trust for Public Land, Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Vermont Conservation Voters. We have spent the last decade researching and examining […]

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Seeking Director of Communications

Director of Communications The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has an exciting opportunity for an outgoing person who wants to have a significant impact on the future of Vermont. We are looking for a motivated individual with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in communications and marketing to serve as Director of Communications. VNRC […]

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Call Your Legislators: Clean Water Can’t Wait

This is a critical time at the State House and we need your help. This week, the Vermont House will make key decisions about whether and how to address the $62.4 million annual investment needed to ensure all Vermonters have safe and healthy rivers, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Please take a moment to call your […]

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Sign the petition for dam safety legislation

Vermont has at least 1,000 dams, many of which are vestiges from the industrial era. Hundreds of these dams have been left to languish in our waterways, blocking fish passage, disrupting healthy stream flows, and in many cases filling up with sediment. Dam safety legislation (H.92) has been introduced to address many of these concerns. If […]

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Moving Forward on Climate Without Washington Hosts

Audubon Vermont Audubon Vermont is the state program of the National Audubon Society; our mission is to protect birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. Climate change is the biggest threat to birds in Vermont. Audubon has a variety of resources and programs to help homeowners and landowners manage their properties to create a […]

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VNRC, TNC and US Fish & Wildlife to Prioritize Dams for Removal in the Lake Champlain Basin

  The Nature Conservancy & Vermont Natural Resources Council Awarded $225,000 to Prioritize Dams for Removal in the Lake Champlain Basin Montpelier, Feb 8, 2017— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded The Nature Conservancy and Vermont Natural Resources Council $225,000 over three years to prioritize dams for removal in the Lake Champlain Basin. […]

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