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Act 171: Selecting Forest Blocks & Habitat Connectors for Your Town Plan

Act 171 requires towns to identify and protect forest blocks and habitat connectors. But what exactly does that mean? And how do you figure out which blocks and connectors are most valuable to wildlife and your community? Join the Community Wildlife Program at Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to learn a step-by-step selection process. We'll explain the background science and help towns select areas to prioritize that meet Act 171 requirements and make sense for their community.  

Presenters: 
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish & Wildlife Department 
Andy Wood, Conservation Planner, VT Fish & Wildlife Department 

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The River Corridor, Floodplains, and Riparian Habitat

The network of streams and rivers across Vermont is critically important for climate resilience. These places are dynamic systems, constantly changing and home to incredible biological diversity as well as many other functions and values. In this collaborative presentation, join a panel of planners from the Agency of Natural Resources to learn about these unique ecosystems at several scales: as part of a larger watershed and network of connected lands and waters, as a unit for town planning, and as dynamic places for river processes. 

Presenters: 
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
Danielle Owczarski, Watershed Planner, VT Department of Environmental Conservation 
Staci Pomeroy, River Scientist, VT Department of Environmental Conservation 

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Friday, November 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The River Corridor, Floodplains, and Riparian Habitat

The network of streams and rivers across Vermont is critically important for climate resilience. These places are dynamic systems, constantly changing and home to incredible biological diversity as well as many other functions and values. In this collaborative presentation, join a panel of planners from the Agency of Natural Resources to learn about these unique ecosystems at several scales: as part of a larger watershed and network of connected lands and waters, as a unit for town planning, and as dynamic places for river processes. 

Presenters: 
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
Danielle Owczarski, Watershed Planner, VT Department of Environmental Conservation 
Staci Pomeroy, River Scientist, VT Department of Environmental Conservation 

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Friday, November 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Natural Resources Inventories

This webinar is for towns, organizations, and landowners looking to better understand their land, conducting a Natural Resources Inventory is a great place to start.  Whether you are interested in wildlife, wetlands, or forest blocks, a natural resources inventory can help you identify what matters most and where it occurs on the landscape. Join Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's Community Wildlife Program to learn how you can effectively kickstart this process and get the most out of your time and resources. This webinar is intended for Vermonters serving on town boards, municipal staff, conservation organizations, and interested Vermonters, and is hosted in partnership with the Vermont Association of Conservation Commissions (AVCC).

Presenters: 
Jens Hilke, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 
Andy Wood, Conservation Planner, VT Fish and Wildlife Department 

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Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Moose on the Loose Webinar

Join us as we host VT Fish and Wildlife Biologist Nick Fortin for a discussion about Vermont’s moose population.  We will learn the history of moose in Vermont, their life history, habitat needs, and threats to these amazing animals. The discussion will also provide strategies for enhancing your woodlot to benefit Vermont’s moose. 

Pre-registration is required for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Fascinating Lives of Wood Turtles

Join The Orianne Society's Northeast Turtle Conservation Coordinator, Kiley Briggs, for an online presentation about Wood Turtles in Vermont, their ecology, threats, and some of the ways land can be managed to help this floodplain species in critical need. Wood Turtles are widespread across the state, but rare in most areas, and even in the few places where they are somewhat common, their secretive nature means that few people have a chance to see one in the wild. Spending half their time on land and half their time in rivers, Wood Turtles behave very differently from any other turtle in the state. And, in the face of a warming climate, Vermont's river valleys may play a critical role in the conservation of this charismatic species throughout its range in the northeast.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Got Bats? A Virtual Discussion

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department needs your help monitoring summer bat activity around the state to help them make informed decisions about the welfare and long-term conservation of these important mammals.

Presented by Alyssa Bennett, Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Hosted by Cheryl Sloan from the Charlotte Public Library

Meeting starts at 6pm, click join meeting button below.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.