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August 27, 2014

Federal Grant to Help VT Bat Research

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will receive a grant for $42,895 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this year to support bat research and monitoring related to White-nose Syndrome. This funding will support conservation and recovery of the six cave bat species affected by the deadly fungal disease. Read more

August 26, 2014

Free Online Certification for Vermont Diesel Truck Drivers and Fleet Managers Available

Free training and certification for Vermont diesel truck drivers and fleet managers about the benefits of idling reduction is now available online. This program can have a powerful impact resulting in cost savings, increased vehicle efficiency, reduced number of employee sick days, and reduced environmental impacts. Read more

August 26, 2014

Town of Randolph Agrees to Settle Significant Environmental Violations at its Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division (CED) announced that it has formally settled environmental violations involving the Town of Randolph. Randolph operates a wastewater treatment facility which discharges to the White River and is subject to a discharge permit. Read more

August 26, 2014

State Board Releases Statement on Use and Misuse of Standardized Tests

The State Board of Education unanimously approved a statement concerning the proper and improper uses of standardized testing after a four-month review and study, the Board announced today. Read more

August 26, 2014

Vermont’s Big Game Reporting Stations for 2014

Hunters who take a bear, deer, turkey, or moose during the Vermont hunting seasons must bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest game warden or to a Vermont Fish & Wildlife reporting station. Below is a list of wardens and reporting stations for 2014. Read more

August 26, 2014

Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative Will Treat Six Rivers and Three River Deltas to Control Sea Lamprey Populations

The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative (Cooperative) will be applying lampricides to portions of six tributaries and three delta areas of Lake Champlain during the months of September and October. Read more

August 26, 2014

VT Fish & Wildlife Seeks Bear Teeth from Hunters

Vermont bear hunting starts September 1, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters to submit a bear tooth so that wildlife managers can collect information on Vermont’s bear population. Read more

August 22, 2014

EEE Detected In Mosquito Pools in Whiting

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in two batches of bird-biting mosquitoes collected from the town of Whiting on August 19. This is the first detection of EEE virus in southern Addison County this year, and the first detection of this virus in Vermont since it was found in mosquitoes from Grand Isle in the middle of June. Read more

August 21, 2014

Young Adults Need to be Reminded – Get Vaccinated

Every year, thousands of young adults in the U.S. suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines. To highlight the importance of immunizations throughout life, and to help remind young adults that they need vaccines too, the Vermont Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. Read more

August 21, 2014

Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Application Deadline is Sept. 15

Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas. Applications must be filled out correctly and postmarked no later than September 15. There is no fee to apply. Read more

August 21, 2014

Coming Soon to a Plate Near You: Wild, Organic Venison

Of all the connections between the land and food we eat, none is more direct than hunting. But without friends or relatives who hunt, venturing out on the solo path from table to field can be intimidating. To make this journey easier, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering three “Getting Started in Deer Hunting” seminars this September. Read more

August 21, 2014

Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area Public Meeting to Obtain Input on Hunting Plan

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VTFW) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will hold a public meeting Wednesday, August 27th to invite public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for hunting at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area. Read more

August 21, 2014

Vermont Moose Hunt Auction Nets over $32,000 for Wildlife Education

Vermont’s annual auction of five moose hunting permits closed on August 14, with $32,494.50 taken in from the five winning bids. The auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife Department educational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for youths. Read more

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