Still time to sign up tweens and teens for outdoor summer opportunities

Two programs, sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and University of Vermont Extension 4-H, offer opportunities for young people to make friends, learn outdoor skills and have fun. Green Mountain Conservation Camps and Natural Resources Management Academy have a few openings remaining for youth interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, wildlife and orienteering. Green… Read More »

Vermont walleye season opens Saturday

Vermont walleye season opens Saturday

The Vermont walleye fishing season opens Saturday and state Fish & Wildlife officials suggest particularly good chances for anglers. “We saw some really nice, trophy-size walleye during our recent survey work, which certainly brightens the outlook for the upcoming walleye season,” said Chet MacKenzie, fisheries biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Lake Champlain and its… Read More »

Watch out for moose

Watch out for moose

The Vermont Fish &Wildlife Department cautions drivers that moose are on the move and likely to be crossing roadways this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they travel from wintering areas to spring feeding locations. While most Vermont moose are in the Northeast Kingdom, the area between Bolton and Montpelier… Read More »

Mud season is here; hikers should take care

Mud season has returned to the Green Mountains and officials at the Green Mountain Club, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and the Green Mountain National Forest ask hikers to take care on trails that are wet and susceptible to erosion this time of year. To protect fragile soil and surrounding vegetation, some… Read More »

April’s warmth and rain triggers nighttime march of the salamanders

April’s warmth and rain triggers nighttime march of the salamanders

By Brett Amy Thelen There’s a myth environmental educators like to tell, and it goes something like this: After every long northern winter, spring returns. Days lengthen, temperatures rise, the snowpack slowly disappears, and one afternoon, it begins to rain – a soaking, 45-degree rain that continues well into the night. On that one big… Read More »

VT trout season opens Saturday

VT trout season opens Saturday

Despite lingering snow on trails around Vermont, trout season officially opens Saturday. Officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say anglers can be successful this early in the season by following a few basic tips. “Given the cold weather and runoff from recent storms and snow melt, water levels will be high, flows will be faster… Read More »

Vermont 2017 deer season report available

Vermont 2017 deer season report available

Vermont hunters in 2017 took nearly 16,000 deer in all deer-hunting seasons combined, according to the final report on deer hunting by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The report is now available on the website vtfishandwildlife.com. The final tally was 15,984 deer during the archery, youth, November rifle, and December muzzleloader deer seasons, an… Read More »

Get ready to commute to work or school on your bike

Local Motion’s expert workshop leader and daily bike commuter, Peter Burns, hosts a session April 19 to get local riders ready to commute to work or school by bike. The bicycle commuting workshop will be held at Jericho’s Deborah Rawson Memorial Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Topics to be covered include: • What gear… Read More »

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