Down By The Waterside

Last week the House passed a bill which would require all new construction within 250 feet of a lake shoreline to get a permit. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of lake-shore development restrictions.

Shumlin Announces Release Of New Bird Atlas

A book that’s a resource for understanding Vermont’s bird populations has just been published. "Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont," was produced with the help of 350 volunteers who donated thousands of hours compiling the information.

State Releases Plan To Manage Lake Champlain Bay

The state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding solutions to suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.

Fitzgerald: Dirt Farmer

With mud season under way throughout Vermont, farmers are eagerly preparing for outdoor field plantings. Kara Fitzgerald, co-owner of Evening Song Farm in Cuttingsville, says managing erosion is a key part of running a commercial farm.