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Learn More about Vermont’s Uniquely “Uncommon” Loons

Vermonters may have noticed more common loons while paddling Vermont lakes and ponds in recent years and wondered why their numbers have increased. They may also want to know how fast loons fly or how long they hold their breath underwater. These and many other questions about loons will be answered by Eric Hanson, leader of the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, a joint venture by Vermont Center for Ecostudies and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, during a talk on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 pm at the conference room of the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area’s headquarters.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Vermont's Bats - Celebrate International Bat Appreciation Day

Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fairbanks Museum, St Johnsbury VT | map

Learn about bat conservation and recovery efforts being implemented in Vermont and across the continent from state biologist Alyssa Bennett. She will introduce you to the major threats that face Vermont’s nine bat species, including the deadly fungal disease White-nose Syndrome. You will learn what the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is doing here in Vermont and on the international stage to combat this disease through the use of colorful photos, compelling figures, and collaborative success stories.   

Free and open to the public.

Bio: Alyssa Bennett is the Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, where she works primarily on the conservation and recovery of Vermont’s bats.
 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Caring for Natural Resources—Taking Action in Your Community

This course helps participants choose locally appropriate land use planning strategies for conserving natural resources. It uses case studies and exercises to show how taking action can work in real life. The overall goal is to build understanding of what you can do, how to work with different people in your community, how to choose ways to protect natural resources, and how to make it happen.  The workshop is designed with local officials in mind (planning commissioners, conservation commissioners, selectboards, etc.), but everyone is welcome! Organized by the Lamoille County Planning Commission, the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Dates: A 2-part series, March 27 & April 3

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Hyde Park Municipal Offices

To register, please contact Monica.Przyperhart@vermont.gov

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Caring for Natural Resources—Taking Action in Your Community

This course helps participants choose locally appropriate land use planning strategies for conserving natural resources. It uses case studies and exercises to show how taking action can work in real life. The overall goal is to build understanding of what you can do, how to work with different people in your community, how to choose ways to protect natural resources, and how to make it happen.  The workshop is designed with local officials in mind (planning commissioners, conservation commissioners, selectboards, etc.), but everyone is welcome! Organized by the Lamoille County Planning Commission, the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

Dates: A 2-part series, March 27 & April 3

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Hyde Park Municipal Offices

To register, please contact Monica.Przyperhart@vermont.gov

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Using BioFinder: Mapping Your Community’s Conservation Resources

Discover the places in your community that contribute most to biological diversity! In this free workshop, participants will learn to use BioFinder, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ online biodiversity mapping tool.  BioFinder highlights the places in Vermont most important for maintaining biodiversity, even as the climate changes.  Maps include Vermont’s connected forests and water networks, locations of significant ecological resources, and other information that is often used for conservation planning or management. You can also upload your own data, create maps, and see how your favorite places fit into the larger ecological context.  Find the website at BioFinder.vermont.gov. Everyone is welcome, but since space is limited, pre-registration is required. Organized by the Vermont Master Naturalists of Richmond.

March 20, 6:00-8:00pm

Camel’s Hump Middle School

173 School Street, Richmond

Please email Monica.przyperhart@vermont.gov to sign up or learn more.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Vermont’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate Presentation on March 7 in Underhill

Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s wildlife in a changing climate on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.  The presentation will be given at the Underhill Town Hall and is sponsored by the Underhill Conservation Commission. 

Tom Rogers will be presenting at the event.  Rogers is a biologist who has worked on a variety of conservation projects, researching zebras in Kenya, golden-winged warblers in New York, sage grouse and bald eagles in Wyoming, and grizzly bears in Montana.  Tom currently works in outreach for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, connecting the public with fish and wildlife through writing, speaking, and photography. 

Through colorful photos and captivating stories, the audience will come away with a new understanding of how climate change is affecting wildlife.  Rogers will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these new threats.

“From warmer, wetter winters to increasingly severe storms, wildlife faces a variety of challenges from a changing climate,” said Rogers.  “We’ll discuss how different species might continue to respond to many of these challenges and what conservationists are doing to address them.”

The talk is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Public Meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease in Newport, February 12

NEWPORT, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and local fish and game clubs are sponsoring public informational meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease, which the department says poses a serious threat to Vermont’s deer herd.   

A meeting will be held on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport, VT  05855. It is hosted by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Conservation Group with light refreshments provided free. This meeting was previously scheduled in January but was postponed due to poor road conditions. 

Chronic Wasting Disease infects white-tailed deer, moose and other members of the deer family and has been spreading across the United States and, more recently, has been documented in Quebec.

Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Walter Cottrell will speak about the disease, how it is spread, its effects on deer populations, and efforts needed to keep the disease from entering Vermont.  Dr. Cottrell will describe how the disease has impacted deer, elk and moose in North America, as well his first-hand experiences with the disease when he was a wildlife veterinarian for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

“Chronic Wasting Disease is the most serious threat to Vermont’s wild deer herd and our state’s tradition of deer hunting,” said Nick Fortin, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s deer biologist.  “We are proudly partnering with local fish and game clubs to inform Vermonters about what is at stake with this disease and what is being done to prevent it.”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Public Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease, Barre VT

Wildlife veterinarian Dr. Walter Cottrell will speak about the disease, how it is spread, its effects on deer populations, and efforts needed to keep the disease from entering Vermont.  Dr. Cottrell will describe how the disease has impacted deer, elk and moose in North America, as well his first-hand experiences with the disease when he was a wildlife veterinarian for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm at the Barre Fish and Game Club, Gun Club Rd, Barre, VT 05641.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Vermont’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate Presentation

Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s wildlife in a changing climate on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.  The presentation will be given at the Green Mountain Club Visitors Center located at 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100) in Waterbury Center.  The talk is part of the Shutesville Wildlife Series and is co-sponsored by the Stowe Land Trust, Waterbury Conservation Commission, Stowe Conservation Commission, and the Green Mountain Club.

 

The talk is free and open to the public, though people are encouraged to register at www.stowelandtrust.org/events/detail/news/vermonts-wildlife-in-a-changing-climate/

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Threatened and Endangered Plants Talk, Science Speaker Series

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife botanist Bob Popp will talk Nov. 7 as part of the 24th annual Current Topics in Science Speaker Series at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

All the talks in the series, free for the public, are 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 at Bentley Hall. The series is coordinated by NVU-Johnson’s Environmental and Health Sciences Department.

Popp, in the agency’s Fish and Wildlife Department, will discuss rare, threatened and endangered plants in Vermont and related management issues.

For more information about the Science Spearker Series please contact:

Penny Percival, Executive Assistant

VT Agency of Natural Resources

1 National Life Dr, Davis 2

Montpelier, VT  05620-3901

(802) 828-1294

penny.percival@vermont.gov

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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