Natural Resource Standards

Project Overview
The Planning Commission is in the process of updating its Natural Resources Standards. These Standards, which will build from the current standards in Article 12 of the Land Development Regulations, are being developed in concert with the updates to the City's Planned Unit Development / Master Plan / Subdivision standards.

Document Drafts & Planning Commission memos
There are a number of excellent resources available on this topic.
1. Visit the Interactive South Burlington Natural Resources map viewer. It is updated regularly as the projects evolve, so please check back!
  • Annotated table indicating the source of each of the elements in the South Burlington Natural Resources map viewer and regulatory notes (April 2019)
2. Visit the Library of Completed Natural Resources Studies in South Burlington
3. Explore the wide range of statewide guides, educational material:
4. Explore statewide mapping of natural resources via the Vermont Bio Finder

Community Presentation 
The Planning Commission welcomed Jens Hawkins-Hilke, Conservation Wildlife Biologist with the VT Department of Fish and Wildlife as an invited speaker on Tuesday, January 9th.