Description du projet (anglais)

In 2021 the town of Bolton passed new zoning laws that increased the size of their Conservation & Forest Districts to connect with existing conserved land on the south side of the Winooski River in the town of Duxbury. This newly conserved land protected a critically important north-south wildlife corridor connecting the central and northern Green Mountains. This zoning update and land protection was the result of a decade of strategic town planning and began with the multi-town Science to Action (STA) project. STA was a cooperative effort to improve the way natural resources were conserved in the neighboring towns of Bolton, Huntington, Jericho, and Richmond. The project consisted of three main stages: inventory of natural resources and community values, public education and outreach, followed by technical assistance from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Bolton's successful zoning updates were made possible by the partnership between their town’s Planning and Conservation Commissions. Together the Commissions launched an aggressive outreach campaign to hear from residents and incorporate the Science to Action data into their town plan.

Description du projet (français)

Organisation principale responsable du projet

Organisation(s) partenaire(s)

Vermont Natural Resources Council

Fait partie d'un réseau plus large

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Catégorie(s) d'actions liées à la connectivité

Conception de réseaux de corridors

Établissement de noyaux prioritaires

Atténuation des impacts des infrastructures

Recherche (Évaluation de la connectivité sur le terrain)

Politiques et gouvernance

Protection des terres

Planification de l'utilisation des terres

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Caméra pour l'observation de la faune



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Nom du lieu

Bolton, VT

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