9/24 Demystifying Floodplain Maps: Realtors Course

Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps and Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program

 4 Continuing Education Credits, $75, Rutland

Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps

Learn about the ins and outs of flood hazard and river corridor maps with Ned Swanberg from the VT Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Rivers Program. Ned will demonstrate how to access and interpret map data, understand NFIP insurance requirements, municipal and state regulations, flood mitigation opportunities for buildings and strategies to help communities reduce losses from flooding and channel erosion.

Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program

In order to encourage the use of land for agricultural production or forest management, the state of Vermont adopted policy that allows farmers and foresters to enroll their land in the Current Use program in 1978. The land is then taxed at the use value rather than the fair market value – so the land is appraised at what it is used for, rather than what it could be sold for at the highest market value. Now about 1/3 of Vermont’s total land area is enrolled in Current Use. Because the program helps many of Vermont’s farms stay in business and resist the financial lure of selling land into development, Rural Vermont has defended and helped strengthen Current Use throughout its existence. This course will provide Real Estate professionals with the information they need to share options regarding land with current use eligibility as well as the responsibilities, potential penalties, and the many benefits of Current Use enrollment to property buyers and sellers.

  • When: Thursday, September 24, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Where: College of St. Joseph at 71 Clement Road in Rutland, VT (St. Joseph Hall Room 105)

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District and Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program are offering 4 credits of Continuing Education approved by the VT Real Estate Commission - Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps and (2 hours) and Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program (2 hours).

Fee is $75.00 per person. Fee includes coffee, bagels, pastries, juice and credits

*Note: Courses with fewer than 10 pre-registered attendees may be postponed or cancelled

For more information, contact Nanci McGuire at 802-775-8034 x.117 or nanci.mcguire@vt.nacdnet.net


Demystifying FEMA and Floodplain Maps (2 hours) and Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program

Continuing Education Course June 5, 2015 at College of St. Joseph (St. Joseph Hall Room 105) 71 Clement Rd., Rutland, VT


Registration Form

Pre-registration required by September 11, 2015  If more than one person is attending from the same office, please register separately







  Amount Enclosed:                                                        ($75.00 per person)

PLEASE make checks payable to RNRCD and mail checks and registration to RNRCD, 170 South Main St., Suite 4, Rutland, VT 05701.  

Payment is required at time of registration.