Directory of Organizations

Use the directory below to locate organizations available to assist you in caring for Vermont's woods.  Don't forget to checkout the Directory of Resources for a listing of topic-specific programs.

To add or edit information in this directory, please email ourvtwoods@uvm.edu.

A listing in this directory does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by UVM Extension or any of our partners.

 

Topic
Audience
County
Category

Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative

Phone: 802-388-3141

ACRWC is a 20+ year old, largely volunteer organization which collects water samples on 6 area streams and rivers from April-September. Our samples are processed by the LaRosa lab, and resulting data are used by the State, landowners, municipalities and others when making lands decisions.

Technical Assistance

Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions

Phone: 802-828-5067

In Vermont, conservation commissions are advisory bodies that exist in many towns across the state. Broadly, they are established to help communities protect and enhance their natural resources.

Education
Financial Assistance

Audubon Vermont

Phone: 802-434-3068

Audubon Vermont is a state program of the National Audubon Society. Through the Forest Bird Initiative, Audubon provides educational outreach and technical assistance to landowners and land managers on how to manage forests with birds in mind. Specific projects include "Foresters for the Birds" and "Bird-Friendly Maple".

Education
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

Bennington County Conservation District

Phone: 802 442-2275

BCCD promotes rural livelihoods and protects natural resources in southwestern Vermont. 

Education
Technical Assistance

Cold Hollow to Canada (CHC)

Phone: 802-393-4147

CHC is a regional conservation partnership. Our vision is a healthy and intact forested landscape that supports a strong and sustainable local economy through stewardship, with permanent protection of core wildlife habitat and connectivity across the entire Northern Forest.

Education
Technical Assistance

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Phone: 802-864-1848

ECHO's mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for Stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.

Education
Place to Visit

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

Phone: 802-748-2372

The Mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet.

Education
Place to Visit

Field Naturalist Graduate Program UVM

Phone: 802 656-0461

We can work for you! The Field Naturalist program brings motivated students to the intersection of the natural environment and human nature. Our two-year graduate curriculum integrates science, fieldwork, critical thinking and public communications to produce leaders in environmental policy, land stewardship, research, conservation and education.

Technical Assistance

Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Phone: (802) 656-2975

The mission of the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is to serve the northeast temperate forest region through improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and interdisciplinary relationships of the physical, chemical, and biological components of forested ecosystems.

Education
Technical Assistance

Franklin County Conservation District

Phone: 802-524-6505
Education
Technical Assistance

Friends of the Mad River

Phone: 802-496-9127

The Friends of the Mad River is a private, non-profit organization committed to protecting, improving and enhancing the ecological, recreational, and community values of the Mad River and its watershed.

Education
Technical Assistance

Friends of the Winooski River

Phone: 802-882-8276

The Friends of the Winooski River is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Winooski River. Our goals are to reduce pollution, improve habitat, increase river stability and encourage passive and sustainable enjoyment of the river.

Education
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

Grand Isle County Conservation District

Phone: 802-372-8400
Education
Technical Assistance

Keeping Track

Phone: 802-899-2023

Keeping Track® is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Susan C. Morse, a nationally known naturalist, out of her concern that development in all its forms often unwittingly harms, isolates and even eliminates habitat critical to local biodiversity and broad-scale ecological health.

Education
Technical Assistance

Lamoille County Conservation District

Phone: 802-888-9218
Education
Technical Assistance

Linking Lands Alliance

Linking Lands Alliance is a grassroots, collaborative effort working in Vermont to address natural resource issues that transcend town borders.

Education
Technical Assistance

Mad River Valley Planning District

Phone: 802-496-7173

The Purpose of the Planning District is to "carry out a program of planning for the future of the Mad River Valley. The planning program shall be directed toward the physical, social, economic, fiscal, environmental, cultural and aesthetic well being of the member Towns and its inhabitants.

Technical Assistance

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park

Phone: (802) 457-3368 x222

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only national park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park interprets the historic home of the Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller families, their conservation work and stewardship of the forest landscape and the emergence of an American conservation ethic. The 550-acre woodlands continue to be managed for protection of natural resources, education, recreation, sustainable forestry, historic character, and scenic beauty.

Education
Place to Visit

Middlebury Area Land Trust

Phone: 802-388-1007

The mission of Middlebury Area Land Trust is to conserve the working landscape, important natural areas, special open spaces, areas with key visual or aesthetic attributes, to link green spaces, where possible, and to protect water quality.

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Missisquoi River Basin Association

Phone: 802-393-0076

The Missisquoi River Basin Association (MRBA) is an active, non-profit group of volunteers dedicated to the restoration of the Missisquoi River, its tributaries, and the Missisquoi Bay.

Technical Assistance

Moosalamoo Association

The Moosalamoo Association is a nonprofit organization that brings together specialists in tourism and conservation to learn from each other and to develop a framework for cooperative activities for natural resource conservation, recreation experience enhancement, and educational and interpretive services for the visitors to the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area.

Education
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)- EQIP Program

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Northeast Wilderness Trust

Phone: 802-224-1000

The mission of the Northeast Wilderness Trust is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature and people.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Northern Forest Center

Phone: 603-724-8322

The Northern Forest Center builds economic and community vitality while fostering sound forest stewardship across the Northern Forest of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. Founded in 1997, the Center is a leading voice in rural community economic development and forest stewardship. Center programs include advancing modern wood heat, catalyzing innovation in wood products, enhancing quality in experiential tourism, supporting community forestry. We help secure jobs, conserve managed forests and leverage investment in the region. Our programs have conserved more than 250,000 acres of forests, supported businesses that provide thousands of jobs, and helped secure and leverage $177 million for projects that benefit the region's communities, economy and forests.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

One World Conservation Center

Phone: 802-447-7419

We are a Nature Center in Bennington, Vermont.  We bring nature education and experience to our community and its visitors.  Our work is grounded in our local ecology and linked to global biodiversity.

Programs and activities serve adults, families and children.  Go to our calendar for current and upcoming activities.  Over the course of a year, we will offer lectures on our local history and ecology, natural science explorations for children and families, science lessons in area classrooms and school field trips to our Greenberg Reserve and much more.  We contribute local data to the Vermont Atlas of Life project of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies.

Education
Place to Visit

Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District (ONRCD)

Phone: 802-369-3166

The Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District, founded in 1944, helps individuals, groups and communities in eighteen towns in Windsor County, and one in Rutland County, by providing education, information and technical assistance relating to conservation issues.

Education
Technical Assistance

Regional Conservation Partnerships

RCPs are generally informal networks of people representing private and public organizations and agencies that work together to develop and implement a shared, long-term conservation vision across town and sometimes state and international boundaries.

Technical Assistance

Sierra Club

Phone: 415-977-5500

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Education
Technical Assistance

South Hero Land Trust

Phone: 802-372-3786

South Hero Land Trust has dedicated itself to working within the community to protect and nurture our most important assets: the land, and the people who live, play, love, and grow on it.

Education
Technical Assistance

Stowe Land Trust

Phone: 802-253-7221

Stowe Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community.

Education
Technical Assistance

Sweet Water Trust

Sweet Water Trust is a grant-making foundation whose mission is to support land conservation that safeguards wild lands and waters, native wild flora and fauna, and living soils.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

The Nature Conservancy

Phone: 802-229-4425 or 802-884-8165

Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Trout Unlimited (Mad Dog Chapter)

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.

Education
Technical Assistance

Trust for Public Land

Phone: 802-223-1373

Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission

Phone: 802-457-3188

TRORC is a regional planning commission that provides professional planning, land use, mapping, grant writing, and project management services to our thirty member towns in east central Vermont. We strive to to ensure that our towns remain healthy and vibrant places to live, work, and visit.

Technical Assistance

University of Vermont Extension

Phone: 802-476-2003

UVM Extension integrates higher education, research and outreach to help Vermonters put knowledge to work in their families and homes, farms and businesses, towns and the natural environment. Faculty and staff, located in offices around the state, help improve the quality of life of Vermonters through research-based educational programs and practical information.  Through partnerships with other non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies, UVM Extension brings up-to-date research-based knowledge to support healthy forests and a healthy forest economy. Specific programs include Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Urban and Community Forestry and Maple.

Education
Technical Assistance

Upper Valley Land Trust

Phone: 603-643-6626

The Upper Valley Land Trust helps people conserve land in 45 New Hampshire and Vermont towns.

Education
Technical Assistance

USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Phone: (610) 557-4017

The U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station’s science is complex, but the need for the research is simple. Land managers, city planners, and policy-makers need sound science on all aspects of the natural world and its complex connections with people to achieve decisions resulting in a healthy and sustainable future for present and future generations of Americans. Science at our station follows five themes: forest disturbance processes, urban natural resource stewardship, sustaining forests, providing clean air and water, and natural resources inventory, monitoring and assessment.

Education
Technical Assistance

Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Phone: 802-496-5162

Seventy eight percent of Vermont is covered in woods, and eighty percent of those forests are privately owned. Conservation districts and their partners know that decisions forest owners make today will affect the face of our wild landscapes, the quality of the habitats they represent, and the ecological services they provide for our communities for generations to come.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Vermont Center for Ecostudies

The Vermont Center for Ecostudies advances wildlife conservation with the combined force of scientific research and informed citizens. Our biologists study birds, insects, amphibians, and other wildlife from Canada to South America. Enhancing our work is a legion of volunteer citizen naturalists.

What VCE discovers about wildlife and conservation we share with scientists, policy makers, conservationists, and the general public. We publish research in peer-reviewed scientific literature. Our project reports help inform public policy. And our growing body of knowledge about biodiversity is a free public resource for anyone who seeks to discover and enjoy wildlife – from school children to birdwatchers.

Education
Technical Assistance

Vermont Coverts: Woodlands For Wildlife

Phone: 802-877-2777

The mission of Vermont Coverts is to enlist Vermont landowners in a long term commitment to maintain and enhance diverse wildlife habitat and healthy ecosystems.

Education
Technical Assistance

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife

Phone: 802-828-1000

The department's mission is "the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont." Other challenges include providing quality fish and wildlife-based recreation and reaching Vermonters with the best possible information about these resources.

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation

Education
Financial Assistance
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Phone: 802-359-5000

Motivating individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

Education
Place to Visit

Vermont Land Trust

Phone: (802) 223-5234

Vermont Land Trust protects farms, forests, water ways, and recreation areas that give Vermont its rural character and economy. Since 1977, VLT has permanently conserved more than 1,900 parcels of land covering more than 550,000 acres, or about nine percent of the private, undeveloped land in the state. This conserved land includes more than 900 working farms and farmland parcels, hundreds of thousands of acres of productive forestland and wildlife habitat, and numerous community spaces. Protecting this land ensures it will be available for future generations to use and enjoy.

Education
Financial Assistance
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

Vermont Natural Resources Council

Phone: (802) 223-2328

VNRC is a statewide environmental organization that has been working for over 50 years to protect and restore Vermont's environment and communities. VNRC uses technical assistance to towns, research, education, and advocacy on state policy issues in order to promote Vermont's natural environments, productive working landscapes, intact wildlife habitat, clean water, clean energy, and vibrant downtowns and villages.

Education
Technical Assistance

Vermont Technical College

Phone: 802-728-1525

Vermont Technical College offers certificates and degrees that have relevance in today’s economy.  The rigorous, broad-based education we offer is balanced out by hands-on opportunities to apply your skills and gain practical knowledge either off campus or by working at our own unique facilities. Vermont Tech supports students, farmers, agricultural and Vermont working land specialists with educational opportunities related to animals, plants, forestry, soils, food systems, sustainability, mechanical systems and business management.

Education
Place to Visit

Vermont Tree Farm Program

Phone: 802-747-7900

Vermont has 437 Certified Tree Farms managing a total of about 120,000 acres. Among this number there are nearly twenty who have been Tree Farmers for more than fifty years and many more are twenty-five year land stewards in Tree Farm.

Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program

To lead citizens, businesses, and governments in understanding the value of urban and community forests and to promote civic responsibility for and participation in the stewardship of these resources for this and future generations.

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

White River Natural Resource Conservation District

Phone: 802-828-4493

The White River Natural Resources Conservation District is a locally led and operated organization that promotes and supports soil and water conservation.

Technical Assistance

White River Partnership

Phone: 802-763-7733

Since 1996, the White River Partnership has been bringing people and communities together to improve the long-term health of Vermont’s White River watershed.

Education
Technical Assistance

Wildlife Society- Northeast

Phone: 301-897-9770

The Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society represents the concerns of wildlife professionals in 11 northeastern states (CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV). We welcome your involvement in the Section and we are here to serve you, the wildlife professionals residing in the northeast.

The MISSION of the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society is to foster excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education among wildlife professionals within the northeastern United States.

Education

Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District

Phone: 802-778-3178

The District completes valuable conservation projects within the areas of agricultural assistance, forestland enhancement, urban conservation and watershed stewardship.

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance