As many as a third of Vermont’s wetlands are currently unmapped and unprotected. But that may be about to change. A bill just passed by the Vermont House would significantly increase the number of these important water recharge areas under the state’s protection.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Kim Greenwood, a scientist with the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Melanie Kehne of the Vermont Natural Resources Board, and Bob Hill of the Vermont Association of Realtors. They talk about the impact new wetlands legislation would have on landowners and developers and about why wetlands are so important.