"Feature Story" piece on a Very Important Pools (VIP) study being undertaken by
"Feature Story" piece on a Very Important Pools (VIP) study being undertaken by Maine Audubon and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W). Two years in the design stage, the VIP program represented a remarkable collaboration between private and public sectors. Because of the recent listing of vernal pools in the Natural Resources Protection Act, IF&W is charged with identifying and protecting them. But due to their brief visible incarnation, their smallness, their deceptive prevalence and the perceived innocuousness of the lives they support, vernal pools do not meet the guidelines for protection under existing wetland regulations and, in fact, have not even been defined. VIP workshops held in Holden and Falmouth in mid-April attracted over 200 would-be program volunteers and observers, with about 60 becoming monitors who are observing and documenting about 110 vernal pools from Fort Kent to Berwick, and from East Stoneham to Machiasport.
Haskell, Meg, ""Feature Story" piece on a Very Important Pools (VIP) study being undertaken by" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4438.