Training 11/30: Essentials of Land Use Planning and Regulation

TRORC will conduct an Essentials of Land Use Planning and Regulation training at the Pomfret Town Office (5218 Pomfret Road) on November 30, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. This training provides an introduction for members of local planning commissions, zoning and development review boards, Selectboard’s and other town officials. The four main areas that will be discussed in this training are:

Register by 12/15 for: FEMA 4-Day Training and CFM Exam in January

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) along with FEMA Region 1 and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) are excited to share this training opportunity with you. Registration is now open for FEMA’s 4-day introductory class to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), called Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP being held here in Vermont.

Application Deadlines 8/14 - 11/14/17 for FEMA PDM and FMA

Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Application Cycle for FY17 

FEMA has posted the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs on These NOFOs provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency's funding priorities and review process.

Register by 6/9 for Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam 6/23

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VTANR) will be hosting a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam on 6/23/2017.  The exam will be held from 1-4pm in Montpelier, VT at the VTANR main office at 1 National Life Drive.   If you or someone you know may be interested in sitting for the exam, please have them contact me ( with any questions.  Please feel free to share this announcement with any person or other groups that I may have missed.

Animation: New River Management

Here's a  short animation from France that beautifully captures the Vermont Rivers Program mission to make human and natural communities safe and healthful through the protection of natural flows, floodplains and meandering rivers.

This type of river management is practiced in Vermont.

A short animation film on river management (GEMAPI) by the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water Agency. 3.5 minutes


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