Chartered in 1960, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has helped protect more than 300,000 acres of land, over 1,200 miles of shoreline and manage and maintain 55 natural areas. We are proud to be connecting land, water, wildlife and people for over 50 years.
On Land: We are passionate about the idea that "if we build it, they will come" --a resurgent network of native plants, connected wildlife corridors, and intact forests. We work diligently to amass and connect Vermont's treasured lands from enchanted old growth forests to bat caves to scenic vistas.
On Water: Clean water is a product of healthy forests and wetlands. We all have a part to play and The Nature Conservancy in Vermont is applying its science based knowledge to build an intricate web of healthy waterways that involves restoring floodplain forests, wetlands and forest protection, infrastructure improvements, agricultural buffers, and dam removals. We must be "all in" to secure clean water for both wildlife and people for many generations.
On Climate: For over 50 years our work has helped species and ecosystems adapt to a changing world. We are now ready to dig deeper and tackle the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By working to reduce emissions in Vermont, we will build strong momentum to advance carbon progress on a broader scale. Vermont will contribute to the achievement of the 50 State Strategy's policies and practices that reduce emissions by 17% by 2020.
On People: Our conservation work is integral to the health and economy of Vermont and its people. Whether it is through volunteer or outreach opportunities, educational events or communications, we are committed to connecting people with our work and the benefits that are realized: intact forests, clean water, thriving habitats, walking trails and a healthier Vermont.
On Policy: As important as it is to be working out in the field planting trees, restoring floodplains, or maintaining our natural areas, it is also vitally important that we are engaged with our administration to advance policy initiatives that safeguard clean water, natural communities, critical wildlife habitat, and invest in nature based solutions to address flood and climate resiliency.
From mountain and forests, through our farmlands and towns, Vermonts way of life is tied to our diverse natural lands. Discover how we’re preserving the ecosystems and places we need and love.
Freshwater ecosystems nourish people and give rise to diverse habitats and species. Read how we are sustaining these resources for today and for the future.
Our work at the state house ensures that we are protecting all that we love about Vermont: clean water, intact forests, critical habitat and so much more
Climate change poses one of the single greatest threats to our natural world. See how we are forging high-impact partnerships, developing policy strategies and leading research, science and innovation about climate change and conservation.