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  • The Equinox Highlands Natural Area, more than 2,000 acres of conserved land in the Manchester-Dorset area, is one of the most biologically diverse and unique mountain ecosystems in Vermont.
  • Ferns cover the forest floor in the rich northern hardwood forest of the Equinox Highlands Natural Area.
  • There is much to see and explore on field trips at the Black Mountain Natural Area in southern Vermont.
  • Waterfall at Black Mountain Natural Area.
  • We work in partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps who help us build and maintain trails at our natural areas around Vermont.
  • The Richmond Rivershore Natural Area offers ideal habitat for birds and other creatures like salamanders.
  • Walk the trail at Williams Woods Natural Area and ponder trees that are more than 200 years old.
  • Williams Woods in Charlotte has 63 acres of clayplain forest with ancient trees.
  • Rocks, cattails and wildflowers surround the H. Laurence Achilles Natural Area at Shelburne Pond.
  • H. Laurence Achilles, the generous donor for whom the natural area at Shelburne Pond is named, noted that the "pond" was more like a lake.
  • Native Americans once camped along Shelburne Pond. Dugout canoes, 400 years old, and artifacts have been found submerged in the water.
  • Colorful sugar maples make Shaw Mountain Natural Area in Benson and West Haven a favorite autumn destination.
  • Rose Paul, the Vermont Chapter's Director of Science and Stewardship, checks on Plymouth Cave.
  • High Pond Natural Area has been used as an outdoor classroom for years by Middlebury College students.
  • Moss and ferns make a lush trail at High Pond Natural Area.
  • The Long Pond Natural Area in Greensboro is surrounded by a northern hardwood forest.
  • On a summer's day at LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area.
  • Quiet, remote and peaceful -- Flagg Pond in the Northeast Kingdom.
  • Maidstone Bends Natural Area is one of three Vermont Conservancy sites for a major elm restoration project.
  • The Conservancy is working on reducing riverbank erosion and silting at Maidstone Bends.
  • Even in deep winter, our volunteer stewards are working at places like Little Averill Lake Natural Area in the Northeast Kingdom.
Snapshots of The Nature Conservancy's Natural Areas in Vermont

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