This preserve is one of the largest low-elevation, mature forest stands in the Champlain Valley. The soils here are deep and rich, and the mesic red oak-northern hardwood forest is one of the finest in western Vermont. Wilmarth Woods flanks the 1,215-acre Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area where there are eight rare plants and two known uncommon species, in addition to views of the Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks from the 1,287-foot Snake Mountain summit.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
The Conservancy selected this site because of its unusually fine, mature mesic red oak-northern hardwood forest.
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing
The Conservancy protected Wilmarth Woods in 1992 and has since protected nearby habitat. Staff and volunteers are working to keep invasive species from threatening the natural communities at this natural area.