The Commission:

  • Name: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of voting members: 14
  • Term length: 6 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: Yes
  • Selection criteria per statute

“There is hereby established a Fish and Wildlife Board. The Board shall consist of 14 members, one from each county…”

The Agency:

  • Name: Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife 
  • Type: Subagency within “Agency of Natural Resources”
  • Title of Agency Director: Commissioner for Fish and Wildlife
  • Selection process: Appointed by the Agency of Natural Resources Secretary and Governor
  • Mission statement from agency website

“The conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.”

Revenue for Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (FY 2024)

Other: Interdepartmental fund (4.7%), Nongame fund (0.8%), Trust fund (0.1%), Duck stamp fund (0.1%), Habitat stamp fund (0.6%), Threatened and endangered fund (0.3%), Watershed management (0.2%), Surplus property (0.4%), All other (motorboat registration, timber sales, GMCC registration, etc.) (8.5%)

Source: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife FY2024, provided by Abigail Connolly- Principal Assistant to Commissioner Herrick on 4/9/24

Find Your State

America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

State Report

Agency Culture Memo

National Report