Soil Conservation Practice and Payment for Ecosystem Services Working Group

 

Vermont Soil Health and Payment for Ecosystem Services Working Group

Update Meeting (by videoconference)

April 28, 2020; 12:00 - 1:30PM

Please e-mail AGR.WaterQuality@vermont.gov for videoconference login details.

Meeting Agenda
12:00 Arrival, greetings, settling in with the technology
12:05 Welcome and introductions, Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman, Chair
12:10 Report on conversation with Jim Salzman on considerations for PES design, Stephen Posner, UVM Gund Institute
• Brief questions and discussion
12:25 Legislative activity update, Ryan Patch, VAAFM
• Brief questions and discussion
12:40 CIG project update, Jon Winsten, CIG Grant Recipient
• Brief questions and discussion
12:55 RCPP grant process update, Vicky Drew, NRCS
• Brief questions and discussion
1:10 Other updates from members and discussion
1:30 Adjourn

PES Working Group Final Report

The PES Working Group submitted a report to the Vermont Legislature on Wednesday January 15th, 2020. 

Ryan Patch (VAAFM) and Nancy Everhart (VACD) additionally presented on this report to the Senate Committee on Agriculture the morning of Friday January 17th, 2020 in a session also attended by several Working Group members and stakeholders. 

Report to Legislature Jan 15 2020

PES Working Group Meeting Schedule

 

1st Meeting: September 30, 2019, 10am - 4PM St. Leo’s Hall, 109 S. Main Street, Waterbury Vermont.

2nd Meeting: October 21, 2019, 10am - 2pm @ St. Leo’s Hall, 109 S. Main Street, Waterbury Vermont.

3rd Meeting: November 15, 2019, 10:30am - 3:00pm @ AAFM Williston Office, 94 Harvest Lane – Suite 203, Williston, VT 05495.

4th Meeting: December 16, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm AAFM Williston Office, 94 Harvest Lane – Suite 203, Williston, VT 05495.

5th Meeting: January 9, 2019, 10:am - 2:00pm AAFM Williston Office, 94 Harvest Lane – Suite 203, Williston, VT 05495.

 


PES Working Group Meetings & Materials Links

 

PES Working Group Webinar Page (11/1/2019)

PES Working Group Background & Announcement (9/19/2019)

PES Working Group 1st Meeting & Materials (9/30/2019)

PES Working Group 2nd Meeting & Materials (10/21/2019)

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.2431
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Farmer Assistance                    802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431