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

Bat Conservation in the Time of COVID-19

A panel presentation and Q&A discussion

VINS is bringing together a panel of experts, including the department’s small mammal biologist Alyssa Bennett, to provide background on coronaviruses, explain why bats may be particularly vulnerable to viral spillover of SARS-CoV-2 and discuss the critical steps Vermont has taken to protect bat populations during the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

Location: Online
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vermont Wild Kitchen Demo- Facebook Live

Since spring of 2020, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has partnered with the Vermont Farm to Plate Network to host the Vermont Wild Kitchen, a Facebook Live cooking show taking place on the third Thursday of each month.  March’s episode will feature Abenaki Chef Jessee Lawyer who will prepare traditional Abenaki ingredients with a modern twist.

This episode of Vermont Wild Kitchen will air March 18, 2021 at 5pm on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/rootedinvermont.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

State of the Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries Webinar

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are working with Lake Champlain United and Trout Unlimited to host a virtual meeting with anglers on the State of the Lake Champlain Fisheries. Biologists, administrators and researchers from VFWD, USFWS, NYDEC and UVM will present on a variety of salmonid fisheries management and research topics and field questions from the audience.

Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to 100.

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Lake Trout Stocking Plans for Lake Champlain

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Updating Your Town Plan for Forest Integrity (Act 171)

Since January 1, 2018, towns and Regional Planning Commissions are required to identify forest blocks and habitat connectors, as well as plan for development in those places in ways that minimize forest fragmentation. This requirement asks towns to look at the larger patterns of forests and dive into the science of what is known about connectivity in their region at multiple scales. Some of the data involved is immediately actionable, but some of the models warrant caution and additional research. Tune in to hear how Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Community Wildlife Program can help your town interpret available data and translate it into actionable planning and policy.  

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

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Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


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