Our forests are the foundation for all that we love about Vermont. They are the backbone of our rural landscape as well as our economy-- to the tune of $1.5 billion a year in forest driven business from manufacturing to recreation to tourism.
As Vermonters there is no end to the ways we enjoy communing with our forests: hiking, skiing, hunting, camping and the list goes on. But our forests also provide us with life-essential services. They support wildlife habitat, protect water quality and help insulate communities from the effects of extreme weather. Our forests also remove an estimated 75,000 metric tons of carbon and 1,610 metric tons of other pollutants from the atmosphere each year. We are healthy because of our forests!
For the first time in over a century, our forests are on the decline. From above, the Vermont forest canopy appears secure but from below, we know that forests are being compromised and fragmented by rural sprawl.
With your support we are working with partners around the state on important land conservation projects, the staying connected initiative that protects critical wildlife corridors, and sound policy objectives that honor and value our working lands, forested hills and natural environment.
Learn more by reading our stories and becoming part of our work by donating today.
We are breeding, growing and planting disease tolerant elms to restore floodplains for water quality, wildlife habitat and flood control.
Our Director of Land Protection, Jon Binhammer, speaks for the trees.
Explore how visionary partnership is working to restore habitat and protect wildlife across the Northern Appalachians.
We're digging deep by planting American Elms in four different locations in Vermont.
An ode to warblers and their habitat, written by Jon Binhammer, our Director of Land Protection.
Conservation easements are one of the most powerful, effective tools available for the permanent conservation of private lands in the United States. See how they work and if one might be right for you and your land!
A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont.