Vermont Landowners Eligible For Wetlands Money
The waterfowl protection group Ducks Unlimited is promoting grant money available from the state of Vermont for landowners in the Lake Champlain basin looking to restore wetlands.
The group is using a $77,000 grant from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to help with the work.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is part of the agency, and has designated the Lake Champlain basin as a North American Waterfowl Management Plan focus area.
The basin is important to staging and migration habitat for tens of thousands of waterfowl, including American black ducks, mallards, wood ducks, green-winged teal, common goldeneyes, and ring-necked ducks.