Little Averill Lake is set in a remote corner of the Northeast Kingdom. There are a few camps on this 438-acre pond and the forest is managed for timber production, but the pond, which sits at a relatively high elevation at 1,800 feet, feels like part of a larger, wilder landscape, and it is. The former Champion Lands, now owned by Essex Timber Company, surround the eastern flank of the pond. The cliffs and talus slopes of Brousseau Mountain to the northwest loom above the pond.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Loons, once endangered in Vermont, have nested at Little Averill since 1978. The Conservancy conserved this land to protect the nesting site for the loons and the lake sand beach community.
What the Conservancy is Doing
Conservancy volunteers work with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies on a loon-monitoring project.