Since 1979 volunteers have been keeping tabs on bald eagles as part of Vermont Audubon’s annual winter bald eagle survey. To learn more about the important role of citizen science in the state we went out with a group of volunteers during the 2014 bald eagle survey.
For more than 30 years Bob Klein was the director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. From the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburg to Victory Bog in the Northeast Kingdom, the Conservancy has helped protect an array of natural areas and unique habitats critical to threatened and endangered species. Bob shares some of his thoughts about conservation as we paddle the waters of Little Otter Creek.
It wasn't that long ago that sighting in your rifle or practicing you wing shooting skills was as simple as heading to your back yard or the nearest sand pit. For much of Vermont those days are over. Because of this the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is expanding their efforts to provide hunters and shooting sport enthusiasts with safe and environmentally responsible places to shoot.
At an open meeting of the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee presented its findings on the CPB matter and recommended certain open meeting compliance measures, which the Board subsequently adopted. During the meeting, the Committee distributed a short summary of the Committee's review and findings, as well as a complete list of past meetings held in closed session.
SacredHunter.org is a nonprofit organization and traditions outdoor mentoring dot org is a part of that organization that mentors young men. Through traditional outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and foraging, Traditions Outdoor Mentoring strives to teach respect, empathy, and accountability, along with a deeper understanding of nature, to each teenage enrolled in the program.
Wenlock Wildlife Management Area is one of the real special Wildlife Management Areas that is owned by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. About one-half of the nearly 2,000-acre WMA is considered deer wintering habitat and is part of the 15,000-acre Nulhegan wintering area. One of the most popular attractions at Wenlock is less than a half-mile from a parking area on South America Pond Road. A short trail through the forest leads to a 30-acre opening, where a boardwalk across a soggy peat mat leads visitors to Moose Bog.
During Vermont’s long, cold winters there’s no chance of encountering a snake. But they're here, hidden below the frostline until spring arrives. Vermont is home to eleven native snake species, including the only rattlesnake to call the Northeast home, the eastern timber rattlesnake. But these reclusive animals are at the northern end of their range and only a small population exists after years of human persecution and habitat loss. Today concerned conservationists are working hard to ensure Vermont's only venomous snake remains part of our natural heritage.
Gina learns how to handle a team of Siberian Huskies by taking the Mushing 101 class offered by Ken Haggett of Peace Pups Dog Sledding.
This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.
This event is free and open to the public.