Upcoming Webinars on FEMA’s Community Rating System

FEMA is introducing the CRS Webinar Series targeted to new communities that are not yet participating in the Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program as well as to local government staff with some experience in the CRS. The Series will include basic introductory sessions and more advanced topics, most averaging about an hour in length. Visit CRSResources.org for more detailed information.

Scheduled so far are the following:

Introduction to the Community Rating System

Feb. 18, 2014 ~ 1pm EST
Mar. 18, 2014 ~ 1pm EST
May 20, 2014 ~ 1pm EST
Jul. 15, 2014 ~ 1pm EST

Developing Outreach Projects (Activity 330)

Feb. 19, 2014 ~ 1pm EST
Apr. 16, 2014 ~ 1pm EST

Higher Regulatory Standards (Activity 430)

Mar. 19, 2014 ~ 1pm EST

Coming Soon

  • Preparing for the CRS Verification Visit
  • Higher Regulatory Standards (Activity 430)
  • Drainage System Maintenance (Activity 540)
  • Natural Floodplain Functions


Click here and type “CRS” in the search field to view webinars that are now open for registration.
If you have questions about the CRS Webinar Series please contact Becca.Croft@atkinsglobal.com.

Introducing the new Plan Central Vermont website!

The new Plan Central Vermont  website is now live at www.plancentralvermont.org! Click here to visit the website, where you will be able to learn more about the Plan Central Vermont project and our progress as well as how you can get involved in guiding the Central Vermont Region towards a more sustainable future. Visit the Project Basics tab to learn about the purpose of the project, the timeline and our vision for the future of Central Vermont. Visit The Plan tab to see our progress on the Regional Plan document by element. We are beginning with the Economic element.

Also check out the new Community Input Map! Here you will be able to provide comments and upload photos on a map of the Region in a variety of topic areas, including the Environment, Transportation, Housing and Public Health. These comments will be used throughout the planning process to inform the different elements of the Plan. For instructions on how to use the map, click here.

To learn more about the Plan Central Vermont project, view the February Plan Central Vermont Update email here and sign up to receive our monthly progress updates.

Upcoming Webinar on Planning for Natural Areas, Scenic Beauty, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Special Environmental Concerns

As the seventh in the series on environmental evaluations, this webinar will assist USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service conservation planners, partners, and technical service providers to understand the importance of Natural Areas, Scenic Beauty, and Wild and Scenic Rivers, and how to properly analyze and document existing conditions and the effects of planned conservation actions. Primary topics include: legal foundations, information/data sources, tools, mitigation measures, and documentation requirements including examples.

Rosanna Brown
Landscape Architect, USDA NRCS National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics Center

Matthew Judy
Senior Ecologist, USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center

February 19, 2014 ~ 2PM Eastern / 11AM Pacific
Duration: 90 Minutes

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