Implementing Act 171: Land Use Planning To Address Forest Fragmentation in 2018, Vermont’s Act 171 requires that municipalities and regions identify areas that are important as “forest blocks” and “habitat connectors” and plan for development in those areas to minimize forest fragmentation. As town and regional plans come up for revision, many communities are now attempting to create the required maps and write appropriate language. This webinar will provide background, tools, and samples for this implementation process.

We will cover:

  • What Act 171 requires of towns and regional planning commissions
  • Sample town and regional plan language
  • Guidance on finding, interpreting, and creating the required maps using the VT Agency of Natural Resources’ BioFinder website
  • Case studies of policies that maintain and protect forests and connectivity

We’ll also leave time to respond to questions. Presenters are Jens Hilke and Monica Przyperhart, of VT Fish & Wildlife’s Community Wildlife Program, hosted by Tim Terway of the Vermont Center for Geographic Information. We will record the webinar and post the video for future viewing at VCGI's Youtube channel.

Webinar Info:

Implementing Act 171: Land Use Planning to Address Forest Fragmentation
Fri, May 31, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

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This webinar will also be offered twice more in Fall 2019, with dates and webinar info to come.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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