This list of State of Vermont links is a small sampling of the information to be found on the State’s website. For more options, click here.

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation

While the DEC issues most of the state’s environmental permits, the Department does more than just set forth regulations and assure compliance. Through its programs, the DEC

  • manages water and air quality
  • regulates solid and hazardous wastes
  • administers a number of voluntary pollution and waste reduction programs

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Forests – Parks and Recreation

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is responsible for the conservation and management of Vermont’s forest resources, the operation and maintenance of the State Park system, and the promotion and support of outdoor recreation for Vermonters and our visitors.

Agency of Natural Resources 
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department 

The department’s mission is “the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.”

State of Vermont
Natural Resources Board

The NRB is an independent entity in state government that oversees the administration of Act 250, Vermont’s land use and development law.

Department of Public Safety
Vermont State Police

The Vermont State Police is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides primary law enforcement services to approximately 200 towns, 90 percent of the land mass, and 50 percent of the population in Vermont. In addition, the specialized resources of the Vermont State Police support our local, county and federal partners in times of need. The sworn members, emergency dispatchers and civilian support staff who work for the Vermont State Police make a difference in the safety of Vermonters and visitors, every day. The Vermont State Police is committed to excellence, including our mission, vision, and core values.

Vermont State Parks

Immerse yourself in the beauty and vibrancy of Vermont. 

Plan a hiking or camping trip, check out the latest events, reserve a campsite, purchase park passes… The Vermont State Parks website has all the information you need so that you can discover all that nature has to offer in this beautiful State.