Welcome, Autumn! Our latest edition of ecoNEWS VT features stories on citizen science programs and their impact on natural resource policy and management, research on restoring clayplain forests in Vermont, and a new online tool that shows an annual snapshot of Vermont’s forest ecosystem conditions. Grab a hot cup of tea and enjoy!
How Citizen Science Programs Can Better Impact Natural Resource Management and Policy
Volunteer water monitoring program traits can significantly impact natural resource management and policy. The two most influential traits found by this study were budget and addressing an environmental crisis.
Factors like wildlife, outdoor recreation and demographics have various effects on public acceptability of development in Vermont.
The Champlain Valley clayplain forest is classified in Vermont as a rare natural community. Remnants of rare clayplain oak forests shed light on how to restore them to the landscape.
Online tool from the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) monitors forest health in Vermont. Check out the Vermont Forest Indicators Dashboard here.
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, sponsored by NOAA and National Sea Grant Program, are one-year, paid fellowships for graduate students interested in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and national policy. 2021 fellows will be matched with hosts in executive or legislative offices in Washington, DC. Applicants from Vermont or the Lake Champlain Basin area of New York must apply to Lake Champlain Sea Grant. Final applications due February 21, 2020. View the Lake Champlain Sea Grant website for more information.