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

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

Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium

Phone: 802-442-2275

The Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium is a collaboration between landowners, foresters, loggers and other natural resource professionals. The Consortium facilitates the exchange of ideas and experiences to encourage people to care about our forests

Technical Assistance

Center for Northern Woodlands Education

Phone: 802-439-6292

The mission of the Center for Northern Woodlands Education is to advance a culture of forest stewardship in the Northeast and to increase understanding of and appreciation for the natural wonders, economic productivity and ecological integrity of the region’s forests.

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

Equinox Preservation Trust

Phone: 802-366-1400

To encourage the responsible use of the land and protection of our natural and cultural history by providing the opportunity to interact with the environment through education, research and environmentally sensitive recreation.

Education
Place to Visit
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

Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP)

Phone: 802-235-2908

We recognize that the logging profession is an essential link between Vermont woodlands and forest industry. Along with landowners and foresters, loggers are partners in managing our forests for wood, water, wildlife and recreation.

Education
Technical Assistance

Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Phone: 802-394-7836

Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to teach and to demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland.

Education
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

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

NorthWoods Stewardship Center

Phone: 802-723-6551

Connecting people and place through science, education and action.

Education
Place to Visit
Technical Assistance

Orange County Headwaters Project

Phone: 802-439-5252
Technical Assistance

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 and New Hampshire Christmas Tree Growers Association

Phone: 802-447-0660

Thousands of acres are planted in neat rows of Christmas trees, grown in ideal conditions and shaped to perfection by local farmers. These farms help preserve open space and foster important wildlife habitat.

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 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 Family Forests

Phone: 802-453-7728

Vermont Family Forests is a non-profit family forest conservation organization. Our priority is to conserve the health of local family forests. When appropriate, we promote their careful cultivation for local community benefits.

Education
Technical Assistance

Vermont Forest Products Association

Phone: 802-461-5688

The mission of the VFPA is to promote and defend the interests of our members.

Education
Technical Assistance

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 Trappers Association

Conserving wildlife and preserving our outdoor heritage for future generations of outdoorsmen and women.Ensuring the controlled harvest of wild fur bearing animals to maintain healthy populations within the carrying capacity of the environment.

Education
Technical Assistance

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 Wild and Scenic Rivers

Phone: 802-393-0076

In December 2014, Vermont joined the prestigious network of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System when a congressional action designated 46.1 miles of the Upper Missisquoi River and the Trout River as Wild & Scenic.

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

Vermont Woodlands Association

Phone: 802-747-7900

The Vermont Woodlands Association strives to educate, train, and support private forest landowners in sound management practices concerning wildlife, water, wood, and recreation.

Education
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

Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District

The Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District (WCNRCD) helps landowners and users, agricultural producers, and communities throughout Windham County, Vermont conserve land and water by providing services such as: technical assistance, education and outreach, workshops and financial assistance.

Education
Financial Assistance
Technical Assistance

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