Vermont CAC

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, June 12th, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 pm  via Microsoft Teams. Meeting materials below.
Draft Agenda
Draft May 8th Meeting Summary

A registration link for the meeting log-in information is found within the draft agenda. For more information or to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact Katie Darr at

Past Meeting Materials

May 8, 2023

Topic: Emerging Contaminants

Meeting Resources

April 10, 2023

Topics: Future of Agriculture Commission Action Plan, July Retreat Planning, Membership and Governance

Meeting Resources

March 13, 2023

Topics: Aquatic Invasive Species, 2023 Action Plan Legislative Presentation Debrief, Committee Membership and Governance

Meeting Resources

January 9, 2023

Topic: 2023 Action Plan

December 12, 2022 

Topics: Draft Disadvantaged Communities Definition, 2023 Action Plan

November 14, 2022 

Topics: CAC Coordination, 2023 Action Plan

Meeting Resources

October 10, 2022 

Topics: Climate change and the future of agriculture

Meeting Resources

July 26, 2022 

Topics: Follow-up on legislative and budget issues, Wastewater infrastructure and stormwater mitigation, Aquatic invasive species, CAC coordination

Meeting Resources

June 13, 2022 

Topic: USGS synoptic study of glyphosate entering Lake Champlain

Meeting Resources

May 9, 2022 

Topic: Round goby response, Meeting planning, Vermont Fish and Wildlife update

Meeting Resources 

April 11, 2022 

Topic: Round goby response, petition for corrective action or withdrawal of the NPDES program, Stream Wise Award Program

Meeting Resources 

March 14, 2022 

Topic: Champlain Canal Aquatic Invasive Species Barrier Feasibility and Round Goby Update, LCBP Opportunities for Action

Meeting Resources 

January 10, 2022 

Topic: Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Flood Study

Meeting Resources

December 13, 2021 

Topic: Vermont Climate Action Plan

Meeting Resources

November 8, 2021 

Topic: Soil health and climate change

Meeting Resources

October 18, 2021

Topic: Public Access and the Outdoor Recreation Economy 

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September 13, 2021

Topics: 2022 Action Plan, CAC Coordination Opportunities, Membership and Governance 

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July 21, 2021

Topics: Follow-up on Legislative and Budget Issues, VTANR/DEC Update, Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network Climate Action Initiatives, CAC Coordination Opportunities, 2022 Action Plan, Membership and Governance 

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June 14, 2021

Topics: Legislative Activities and State Budget Update, LCBP June Summit Follow-up, Membership and Governance Discussion

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May 10, 2021

Topics: International Joint Commission (IJC) Lake Champlain – Richelieu River Flood Study Update, Membership and Governance Discussion, Discussion of VTCAC Priorities for LCBP

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April 12, 2021

Topics: VTAAFM Update on the Payment for Ecosystem Services and Soil Health Working Group, VTCAC Legislative Presentations, Membership and Governance Discussion

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March 8, 2021

Topic: Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030

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February 8, 2021

Topic: Lake Champlain Water Quality and Tributary Loading Trends and VTCAC Annual Legislative Action Plan Discussion

Approved Meeting Summary → 

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January 11, 2021

Topic: Vermont’s pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer usage, trends, tracking and reporting efforts, and management and regulation recommendations

Speaker Resources:

December 14, 2020

Panel: “Views on the Future and Economic Sustainability of Dairy Farming in Vermont”
Moderated by Alli Lewis, VT Agriculture Water Quality Partnership Coordinator

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November 9, 2020

Topics: VTDEC and VTAAFM six-month updates relating to water quality and agriculture and the new “Pay for Phosphorus” Program

October 19, 2020

Topic: How the CVNHP will focus on the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

September 14, 2020

Topics: LCBP six-month update and VTANR six-month update

March 16, 2020 – cancelled

January 13, 2020

December 9, 2019

November 18, 2019 – cancelled

October 21, 2019

September 9, 2019

July 22, 2019 

June 10, 2019 – cancelled

May 13, 2019 – cancelled

March 11, 2019

January 14, 2019

November 26, 2018

October 3, 2018

October 1, 2018

September 27, 2018

July 24, 2018

April 9, 2018

March 12, 2018

January 11, 2018

December 11, 2017

November 13, 2017

  • Approved Meeting Summary
  • Pharmaceuticals in the Lake Champlain Basin presentation by Dr. Christine Vatovec, UVM (PDF)
  • Pesticide Regulation in Vermont presentation by Cary Giguere, AAFM (PDF)
  • An Overview of Organic Contaminants in the Lake Champlain Basin by Nat Shambaugh, retired AAFM (PDF)

October 13, 2017

September 11, 2017

August 14, 2017


The Vermont Citizen Advisory Committee publishes an Action Plan each year.

Vermont CAC 2023 Action Plan

Vermont CAC 2022 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2021 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2020 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2019 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2018 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2017 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2016 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2015 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2014 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2013 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2012 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2011 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2010 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2009 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2008 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2007 Action Plan
Vermont CAC 2006 Action Plan (call for copy)
Vermont CAC 2004 Action Plan

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