Chartered in 1960, the Vermont Chapter has helped protect more than 183,000 acres of the state's most ecologically significant natural areas. Using the tools of science, we work to conserve Vermont's slice of the Earth's biological diversity — the richness and variety of life in all its forms.
The Nature Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that is distinct from federal and state agencies and is one of the largest land trusts in the nation with a primary objective of protecting the species and natural communities that comprise Vermont's natural heritage. Learn more about how we work
Among our projects is the Staying Connected Initiative, a Nature Conservancy-led initiative that involves four states and 21 partners to protect connected habitat and healthy wildlife populations in the Northeast.
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The Water is Wide... or Should Be, Sometimes...
Where do the waters flow and how do our local fish and other organisms go when they need to move?
Taking a local perspective on a global problem.
The Conservancy goes local with 20,000 seedlings a year.
The Vermont Chapter's most ecologically diverse natural area.
The Gray family donated this lovely natural area to the Conservancy in 1972.
"An aura of unearthliness" settles on visitors, writes Vermont naturalist Charles Johnson.