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Wetlands General Permit 3-9026

19 November 2018
The Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (Secretary) hereby issues this general permit pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 905b and §§ 9.8 and 9.9 of the Vermont Wetland Rules (VWR) (effective August 15, 2018), for the purpose of expediting the permitting process for certain specified water quality improvement projects conducted in Class II wetlands and their buffer zones. Should any project proponent be uncertain with regard to the interpretation of, application of, or compliance with the provisions of this General Permit, the project proponent should engage the services of a qualified consultant or contact a Department of Environmental Conservation Wetlands Ecologist. Department contact information is located at: http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/wetlands/contact

Tactical Basin Plan - Basin 10 - Watersheds drained by the Black & Ottauquechee Rivers

13 June 2018
A screen shot of the first page of the basin plan
The Black and Ottauquechee River Tactical Basin Plan (herein referred to as the Basin 10 Plan) provides an overall view of the health of the region’s waters and defines on-going and future actions to address high-priority stressors. This Plan includes targeted actions to achieve the State’s water quality goals laid out in the Vermont Clean Water Act, the Vermont Surface Water Management Strategy and the Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Load. The actions are described in the Summary Implementation Table in Chapter 5 and in the online Watershed Projects Database.

Wetland Delineation Consultant Improvements

01 June 2018
The Agency of Natural Resource (ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Wetlands Program retained consultation services from the Vermont Certified Public Managers Program (VCPM®) in November 2017 to assist with Wetland Consultant Accountability. This is their final report which outlines action items for improving the quality of wetland delineation work throughout the State.

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.

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