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VNR joins partners to submit comments to VOREC

This autumn, Governor Scott’s Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) hosted a series of public meetings to engage stakeholders across the state. Thank you to all of the VNRC members and supporters who were able to attend a session in-person or submit comments online. Working in collaboration with a diverse group of organizations representing landowners, […]

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Promoting Wildlife Connectivity in Southern Vermont

Maintaining large blocks of forest and connected habitat is critical for the health of wildlife species in Southern Vermont. How to do this was the subject of a well attended meeting in Wilmington this autumn where citizens serving on local conservation and planning commissions joined VNRC and members of the Staying Connected Initiative to learn […]

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Legislative Internship Opportunity with VNRC & VCV

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 2018. The intern will assist VNRC and our partner, Vermont Conservation Voters, in tracking legislation moving through the Statehouse during the 2018 legislative year (January through early May). Duties will include: […]

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NWF on climate change, wildlife, and how you can help

Climate change is one of the greatest ecological, economic, and societal challenges the United States has ever faced. Climate pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane, also referred to as greenhouse gases (GHGs), are being released at an alarming rate primarily from fossil fuel use, trapping heat and making our planet warm. While this warming effect […]

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NWF Virtual Wildlife Climate March features Vermonters

On April 29, 2017, the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., sent an important message to our leaders in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Take real action to fight pollution that changes our climate. The time is now to protect clean air, water, and land.   National […]

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New Harvard Forest Report: Wildlands and Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities

The Harvard Forest, Highstead Foundation, and authors from around New England released a new report called “Wildlands and Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities” on September 19. The report articulates a broad view of conservation that fully embraces forests, farmlands, and the built environment and recognizes the region’s diverse conservation needs and challenges. The report shows that […]

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Vermont: Take Action on Climate Change & Protect Our Outdoor Recreation

This autumn, there are several important opportunities for you to help us let Vermont decision makers know the time is now to take action on climate and steward our natural resources for generations to come. We hope to see you at these public meetings: Vermont Climate Action Commission The Vermont Climate Action Commission will be hosting a series […]

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VPR: Vermont Forest Health

VNRC’s Forest and Wildlife Program Director, Jamey Fidel, spoke on VPR’s Vermont Edition on July 24, 2017 about some of the challenges facing Vermont’s forests. The program explored declines in the forest product markets, changing demographics, and the increasing fragmentation of Vermont’s forests. Jamey spoke about efforts underway to address fragmentation, including H.233, a bill […]

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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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