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Statement from VNRC Executive Director Brian Shupe on State Budget Address

“We were encouraged to hear Gov. Scott note in his State Budget Address the importance of clean water, climate action, and investing in the future of Vermont,” said Brian Shupe, Vermont Natural Resources Council Executive Director. “However, we are deeply concerned that his statements lacked specificity or commitment to putting adequate resources behind these important […]

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VNRC submits comments on Camel’s Hump Management Unit Long Range Management Plan

Vermont Natural Resources Council, in partnership with Audubon Vermont and The Nature Conservancy in Vermont, recently submitted comments to the Camel’s Hump Management Unit Stewardship Team regarding the Camel’s Hump Management Unit Long Range Management Plan. Camel’s Hump is one of Vermont’s most beloved icons and has been a rallying point for our STate’s values, particularly […]

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Welcome 2018 legislative session interns!

Each year, VNRC welcomes a select number of interns to our office during the legislative session. Our interns gain hands-on experience working on strategic campaigns and organizational projects that tackle concrete problems and solutions on a state and local level relating to climate action, clean water concerns, forest integrity, environmental policy, thriving and sustainable communities, and more. […]

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We want to hear from you: 2018 member survey

VNRC has been a successful organization for more than 50 years because of the backbone of support we receive from our members and donors. We couldn’t do this work without you! With that in mind, we wanted to check in and hear from you – what tops your list regarding policy priorities, what can we […]

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We’re hiring: Membership & Outreach Coordinator

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to serve as our Membership & Outreach Coordinator. Duties include: Engaging with VNRC’s members and partners and representing VNRC in a variety of public settings. Assisting with and coordinating regular fundraising appeals and direct mail campaigns; Maintaining VNRC’s membership database, and […]

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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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