CLEAN WATER SERIES: INTRODUCTION TO WETLAND SCREENING TOOL

Thursday, June 17th, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join Shannon Morrison, VTDEC Wetland Ecologist to learn about the new Wetland Screening Tool. This tool was developed to help navigate mapping layers available to indicate the potential presence of wetlands on a property. This tool is recommended for realtors, potential buyers, town administrators, conservation commissions, and landowners to identify wetland features and how to best protect wetlands and comply with wetland regulations. The Wetlands Screening Tool is the best means to gain a comprehensive view of potential wetlands on a property, short of a site visit by a wetland professional.

In addition to the Vermont Wetland Inventory Maps, the tool also screens for nearby hydric soils, wetland projects, wetland permits, wetland natural community types, and wetland advisory layers. The results for a given property are listed for the user to see, with explanations of each layer and recommended next steps. The user can also produce a map of the results. You can find the Wetland Screening Tool here.

The Clean Water Lecture Series is open to all. Anyone who is interested can register for the event here. Visit the Clean Water Lecture Series webpage for upcoming lectures and additional information. To request accommodations to participate in the lecture series, please email ANR.CleanWaterVT@vermont.gov.

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm