Vt. Fish and Wildlife camps offer hands-on learning

MONTPELIER — 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 and Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camps this summer. Specific details about whether the Camps will be able to operate and what protocols relating to COVID-19 will be in place will be communicated via the department’s website as they become clear. The one-week camp programs are set for Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury … (read more)

Vt. Fish & Wildlife develops wetlands restoration intiative

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has developed a new initiative to acquire and restore wetlands in response to funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. “As Vermont Fish and W … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Fish & Wildlife board doesn’t reflect the state

Editor’s note: The writer sent this letter to Gov. Phil Scott and copied the Independent. The current Fish & Wildlife board, that has been primarily assembled by your appointments, consists 100% of hunters and/or trappers, some of whom also own businesses … (read more)

Be smart, preserve insect diversity

VERMONT — Those with an eye to the outdoors will notice wildlife becomes increasingly active as the weather warms. Resident birds fill the morning with song, skunks are once again skulking, and the moths are emerge. As we move into the growing season, one … (read more)