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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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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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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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New Report Shows Energy Efficiency Supporting Millions of U.S. Jobs

A new report released earlier this month shows the energy efficiency industry is already supporting at least 1.9 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8,600 Vermont jobs (Vermont info on page 114 of the report). The report uses the same methodology as the U.S. government uses to produce labor statistics and is the most comprehensive report […]

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Governor Scott Affirms His Commitment to a Clean Energy Transition

On his first day in office, VNRC and partner organizations presented Gov. Scott with a letter urging him to not back away from the state’s commitment to clean energy. Encouragingly, days later, Gov. Scott convened his first press conference to celebrate SunCommon’s innovative, new solar canopy and affirmed his support of the state’s goal of […]

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McCarthy to Talk Implications of New Vistas Development

Since coming to light at the beginning of 2016, Utah developer David Hall’s proposed New Vistas development has garnered much media and local attention – and rightly so. The proposed 20,000-person community would extend into the towns of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford, and Tunbridge, and Hall has already started purchasing land in these communities. Concerned citizens […]

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2017 Legislative Preview

Yesterday, Vermont lawmakers rolled into Montpelier to kick off the 2017-2018 biennium. Committee makeup and assignments were announced, Governor Shumlin gave his farewell address, and VNRC staff rolled up our sleeves for the months ahead. With the U.S. on the cusp of swearing in a climate-denying President – who has nominated several anti-environment, climate science […]

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VNRC Board Member’s Maple Goes Interstellar

VNRC Board Member Ira Marvin of Butternut Mountain Farm in Morrisville recently learned that his maple syrup had traveled to the International Space Station. A French astronaut posted pictures of their meal and among the condiments was a bottle of Butternut Mountain Farm syrup. The Marvins have done a number of things to enhance their […]

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