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.
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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".
Bennington County Conservation District
BCCD promotes rural livelihoods and protects natural resources in southwestern Vermont.
Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium
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
Center for Northern Woodlands Education
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.
Cold Hollow to Canada (CHC)
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.
Equinox Preservation Trust
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.
Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative
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.
Franklin County Conservation District
Friends of the Mad River
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.
Friends of the Winooski River
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.
Grand Isle County Conservation District
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.
Lamoille County Conservation District
Linking Lands Alliance
Linking Lands Alliance is a grassroots, collaborative effort working in Vermont to address natural resource issues that transcend town borders.
Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP)
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.
Merck Forest and Farmland Center
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.
Middlebury Area Land Trust
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.
Missisquoi River Basin Association
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.
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.
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.
Northeast Wilderness Trust
The mission of the Northeast Wilderness Trust is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature and people.
Northern Forest Center
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.
NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Connecting people and place through science, education and action.
Orange County Headwaters Project
Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District (ONRCD)
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.
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.
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.
South Hero Land Trust
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.
Stowe Land Trust
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.
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.
The Nature Conservancy
Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends
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.
Trust for Public Land
Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.
Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
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.
University of Vermont Extension
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.
Upper Valley Land Trust
The Upper Valley Land Trust helps people conserve land in 45 New Hampshire and Vermont towns.
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
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.
Vermont and New Hampshire Christmas Tree Growers Association
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.
Vermont Association of Conservation Districts
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.
Vermont Coverts: Woodlands For Wildlife
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.
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
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.
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Vermont Family Forests
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.
Vermont Forest Products Association
The mission of the VFPA is to promote and defend the interests of our members.
Vermont Land Trust
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.
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.
Vermont Tree Farm Program
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.
Vermont Wild and Scenic Rivers
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.
Vermont Woodlands Association
The Vermont Woodlands Association strives to educate, train, and support private forest landowners in sound management practices concerning wildlife, water, wood, and recreation.
White River Natural Resource Conservation District
The White River Natural Resources Conservation District is a locally led and operated organization that promotes and supports soil and water conservation.
White River Partnership
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.
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.
Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District
The District completes valuable conservation projects within the areas of agricultural assistance, forestland enhancement, urban conservation and watershed stewardship.