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20th Annual Conservation Commission Gathering

On February 20th, UVLT held our20th Annual Conservation Commission Gathering. Participants came from 15 towns across both states to spend the evening having dinner, chatting with their fellow commissioners, and learning about topics presented by the UVLT Staff.

The topics presented were “Tools for Conservation in Your Town: Incentives for Forest Block Planning in Vermont” which was presented by UVLT Vice President of Stewardship and Strategic Initiatives John Roe and focused on Vermont’s Act 171 which requires Vermont towns to begin adapting their town plans to identify and work toward preserving forest blocks and habitat corridors. The handout from this presentation can be found here.

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Vice President of Conservation Peg Merrens and Conservation Project Manager Megan Chapman presented on “New Farmland Protection Funding in Grafton and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire” where they spoke about UVLT’s recent funding award through the RCPP program and it’s implications and incentives for New Hampshire farmers.

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A complied document of all the Conservation Commission Reports can be found here.

Attending Commissions

Royalton, VT

Orford, NH

Charlestown, NH

Lyme, NH

Hartland, VT

Claremont, NH

Norwich, VT

Plainfield, NH

Tunbridge, VT

Lebanon, NH

West Fairlee, VT

Thetford, VT

Hartford, VT

Enfield, NH

Hanover, NH