Ask any trout or salmon angler on Lake Champlain about the status of the fishery and they’ll all tell you it’s getting better. For decades the parasitic sea lamprey have had a tremendously negative impact on the lakes trout and salmon population. To turn the tide on these voracious creatures fisheries biologists from Vermont, New York and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have been working together on a sea lamprey control program since the early 90’s. While the application of lampracides is all that makes the press, fisheries biologists from Vermont, New York, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service work on controlling these pests year round.
There is nothing easy about managing our natural resources. Fortunately for Vermonter’s we have a number of experienced wildlife and fisheries biologists that are extremely dedicated to the task. One of the things that make these folks so special is that for most of them, their work is much more than just a job it’s their passion.
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There are some fishermen that pride themselves on being trout anglers and others that call themselves bass anglers. Thanks to a new program offered by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department we now have Master Anglers. It isn’t easy to become a master angler but you’re guaranteed to have fun trying.
The Sandbar Wildlife Management Area was the very first WMA in Vermont. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department purchased this unique piece of property back in 1920. The Sandbar WMA encompasses over 1500 acres and is located in the town of Milton, where the Lamoille River flows into Lake Champlain.
Vermont is home to dozens of migratory birds but none are as secretive and seldom seen as the Bicknell's Thrush. These birds depend on thick, high elevation balsam fir forests during their spring breeding season and are heard more often than seen. With an estimated 100,000 individual birds or less the Bicknell’s Thrush is a species of high conservation concern. Thanks to ongoing banding efforts over the last decade, researchers are discovering some of the secrets of these elusive frequent fliers.
You’re Invited to our exclusive sneak peek of The Governors.
The two newest installments of our acclaimed series feature exclusive and candid interviews with Governor Howard Dean and Governor Jim Douglas.
6:30 pm: Hors d’Oeuvres & Cocktails
7:00 pm: Screening of excerpts & discussion
Please RSVP by April 27th to Judy Gordon
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Seating is limited, you must RSVP to this event.
The Governors - Howard Dean airs May 8th & The Governors - Jim Douglas airs May 15th on VPT.
The Governors is supported in part by National Life Group.
It’s not every day that a high school student has the opportunity to capture raptors for banding. But for Addison County kids that participate in the Diversified Occupation Program it’s a regular part of their science curriculum. The Diversified Occupation Program serves high school students with special academic and behavioral needs. The goal is for each student to graduate with a job in place and skills for independent living. For close to two decades special educator Rodney Olsen has used bird banding to engage students in science, the outdoors and the environment.
In 2007, a stunning 458-acre parcel on Lake Memphremagog was donated to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the estate of Michael Dunn. Although it is technically part of the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, the property is managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department as a wildlife management area. Located only 5 miles north of the City of Newport, the undeveloped shoreline is a welcome contrast to the southern end of the lake. In addition to the forested lakeshore habitat, the WMA includes two wetlands and several large meadows.
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is known for many things. Two of which are Yankee ingenuity and great trout and salmon fishing. The two came together when we fished gorgeous Lake Willoughby with fishing tackle innovator, Keith Chamberlain.