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Wildlife Conservation Depends on Regulated Trapping

April 24, 2023

Op-ed written by Brehan Furfey, wildlife biologist and the furbearer project leader for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, explores the importance of regulated trapping as a critical wildlife management tool that benefits furbearer populations.

Strategic Wood Addition to Improve Stream Habitat

Rivers were cleared for floating logs in Vermont's 1800's.

Many of Vermont’s streams are currently lacking a very important habitat feature, large woody material. Mature forests naturally contribute large woody material to streams, where it provides habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms and contributes to natural stream functions. 

Vermont’s Watershed Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

November 18, 2019

The 2020 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state's lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, including projects to help Vermonters understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due no later than Friday February 7, 2020.

Pollinator-Friendly Plants

monarch butterfly


Looking to help pollinators? Check out our list of native pollinator-friendly plantings suited for Vermont.

F&W’s 2019 Conservation Camp Program Announced

February 12, 2019

If you are 12 to 14 years old and want to learn about Vermont's wildlife and gain outdoor skills, consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Green Mountain Conservation Camps this summer.

Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area Expands by 54 Acres

August 30, 2018

Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area, well known for its waterfowl and songbird habitat, has grown to nearly 1,200 permanently conserved acres through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s purchase of 54 acres of land in Mt. Tabor. The Vermont Land Trust facilitated the transaction.

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