Natural resources training session offered for development professionals

Real estate professionals, engineers, and site technicians will shape future development in Vermont.  Now they have the opportunity to learn more about how to incorporate natural resource planning into their work at a half-day training session offered through the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

The session, titled “A New Way of Seeing the Landscape: Tools for Helping Real Estate Agents, Engineers and Site Technicians Plan and Develop with Natural Resources in Mind,” will run from 12:30-5:15 pm on Dec. 13 at the Jericho Community Center.  The training session counts for four hours of Continuing Education credits for real estate agents.

The training session is designed to help development professionals understand how land can be managed and developed with natural resources as a consideration.  It also can provide them with additional knowledge of what natural resources may exist on a property, a value increasingly in demand by consumers.

“Areas with the highest values for forestry, wildlife and scenery, and healthy natural resources are often the areas that are highly desirable for development,” said Jamey Fidel, forest and biodiversity program director at VNRC. “Part of maintaining Vermont’s quality of life, recreational opportunities, and overall desirability involves careful planning of development so that it supports forest and wildlife health.”

 Registration or more information about the workshop can be found online at or by emailing Jamey Fidel ( or Kate McCarthy (

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