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POLICIES 1. The Town will work with local, regional, and State partners to implement the recommendations of the Lamoille and Winooski Basin Plans, as well as the Lake Champlain TMDL. 2. During the term of this plan, Colchester will continue to look to its Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for guidance on sustaining and improving water quality. 3. The Town should continue its work to reduce flood insurance rates and improve flood resiliency. 4. The Open Space Plan should continue to be used in the municipal development review process. 5. Opportunities for hunting should not be excluded from land conservation and landowners should be encouraged not to post property and developments. 6. The maintenance of forest blocks, and the habitat corridors between them, is encouraged and landowners are recommended to develop and implement forestry plans. 7. Forested areas should be promoted for various environmental and economic reasons, including the use of carbon offsets that may offer economic and environmental benefits. 8. The Town should continue to work with organizations such as the Intervale Center to promote incubator farms, succession planning, and business plans for new and existing farms. 9. The Town should continue to be supportive of land conservation and the use of prime agriculture mitigation money acquired through the State’s Act 250 process for local conservation projects. 10. Development Regulations should continue to allow for a variety of on-the-farm businesses and agri-tourism to support and supplement agricultural operations.

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Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan  

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