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Stay in touch with VNRC on Facebook

Recently, Facebook made changes to their News Feed that makes it more challenging for our friends and members to see our posts on Facebook. We frequently post articles here on our website, but also share original content (like our weekly Dispatch from the State House on Climate Action) on Facebook. If you’d like to keep […]

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Happy Holidays from VNRC

  The snow is here, and over the holidays many Vermonters will head out into our great outdoors to enjoy a long ski or snowshoe in the woods, gather with family and friends to share a meal, renew our community bonds, and celebrate the opportunity brought by a new year. In 2017, VNRC brought people together […]

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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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Perry the Platypus: Exposed

This guest post comes to us from Middlebury students Jessica Vorse, Sophia Allen, Michelle Hollenkamp, and Krisanne Caffrey who are currently on a study-abroad program in Australia. Their studies are focused on rainforest, reef, and cultural ecology, and this piece deals with wild platypus and climate change. While VNRC is a state-based environmental organization and, as far […]

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Clean Water Week: Aug. 20-26, 2017

Clean Water Week, set for Aug. 20-26, 2017, will be a weeklong celebration of Vermont waters – and the work that goes into protecting them for Vermonters today and future generations. Clean, safe water is essential to Vermont Communities, farms, businesses, and the activities Vermonters love like swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating. We’ve seen first-hand […]

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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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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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