Guidance

Sharing The Edge: A Guide for Lakeshore Property Owners in Vermont

30 May 2018
Cover Photo of Sharing the Edge
Are you interested in purchasing lakefront property in Vermont? Maybe you are new to Vermont entirely, or perhaps you’ve lived here for years but are just now contemplating a camp on the lake. This booklet introduces a landowner to what a healthy lake shoreland looks like, describes how Vermont manages its public waters, and provides an overview of property development regulations.

Vermont Standard River management Principles and Practices

12 June 2015
This document defines practices and decision-making processes to assist state and federal agencies, municipalities, non profit organizations, and landowners with river management techniques that reduce future flood and erosion risks. This document is needed to break the cycle of flood recovery activities that leave post-flood river channels located near public infrastructure and private property more impacted and more vulnerable to damages from future flooding.

Water Quality Monitoring Program Strategy 2011-2020

16 May 2015
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Water Quality Monitoring Program Strategy: 2011 - 2020 (Updated May 2015). The Vermont Water Quality Monitoring Strategy (WQMS) has two primary purposes: (1) to describe the who, what, where, when and why of monitoring Vermont’s waters and (2) to work with our monitoring partners to provide additional information and communicate these results.
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