We work with several conservation organizations and organizations that have conservation as part of their mission. Links and brief descriptions are provided below.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is a volunteer-based, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, management, and promotion of the Appalachian Trail as a primitive setting for outdoor recreation (on foot) and for learning. ATC is both a confederation of Trail-maintaining clubs and an individual-membership organization.
Connecticut River Joint Commissions - The catalyst for cooperatively meeting the Valley's challenges is the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, who seek a strong and vibrant economy while capitalizing on the natural wealth of this place. Capitalizing without corrupting means conserving. Helping Valley people achieve that balance and finding the resources to ensure that quality of life is the role of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions.
The Conservation Fund - Pioneering a brand of conservation driven by effectiveness, efficiency, and environmental and economic balance, the Fund, a non-membership, non-advocacy organization, is America’s foremost conservation nonprofit. Boasting a 1% fundraising ratio and 96% program allocation, The Conservation Fund earned an “A+” and was recognized as the nation’s top rated environmental nonprofit by the American Institute of Philanthropy, a prominent charity watchdog. Since 1985, the Fund and its partners, dedicated to tangible, on-the-ground results, have protected more than 4 million acres of our nation’s outdoor heritage – our wildlife habitat and watersheds, working landscapes and community open-space.
Conservation Law Foundation - Located in Montpelier, the Conservation Law Foundation's Vermont Advocacy Center has been "defending the law of the land" in the state for nearly 15 years.
Conservation Study Institute - The Conservation Study Institute was established by the National Park Service to create new opportunities for dialogue, inquiry and lifelong learning to enhance the stewardship of our landscapes and communities.
Keeping Track - This group works to foster community participation in the stewardship of wildlife habitat. Through a solid monitoring program, their volunteers provide planners with information on wildlife habitat.
The Northeast Wilderness Trust - The Wilderness Trust works with landowners, government agencies, conservation organizations and other land trusts to restore and preserve forever-wild landscapes through conservation easements, land acquisitions, donations and other preservation methods. Northeast Wilderness Trust bases its land protection priorities on conservation science, wilderness potential, community vision, threat, and opportunity. Northeast Wilderness Trust works in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The Nature Conservancy - Vermont Chapter - TNC's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Silvio Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge - The United States Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the nation's fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of people.
Vermont Biodiversity Project - The overarching vision of the Vermont Biodiversity Project is to maintain ecological integrity in a manner that insures the long-term viability of all native species and natural community types in Vermont within their natural ranges.
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife - The mission of the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife is the conservation of fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont. In order to accomplish this mission, the integrity, diversity and vitality of all natural systems must be protected.
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board - The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board is an independent, state-supported funding agency providing grants, loans and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, municipalities and state agencies for the development of perpetually affordable housing and for the conservation of important agricultural land, recreational land, natural areas and historic properties in Vermont.
Vermont Land Trust - The mission of VLT is to conserve land for the future of Vermont. VLT does this by providing technical and legal assistance to individuals, communities, and local land trusts helping them achieve local conservation objectives.
The Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program - Operates within the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, and it's mission is to inventory, protect, and enhance nongame wildlife, native plants, and significant natural communities in Vermont, and to help people better appreciate these resources.
Vermont River Conservancy - VRC works to purchase and conserve precious waterfalls and gorges, swimming holes, riparian areas, paddling and fishing sites and ensure that they remain accessible and free from development.
Upper Valley Land Trust - The Upper Valley Land Trust is a non-profit organization supported by over 1,000 members who share the belief that conserving our region's rural landscapes and wild places is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of our communities and the special quality of life the Upper Valley offers.
White River Natural Resources Conservation District - The White River Natural Resources Conservation District is a locally led and operated organization that promotes and supports soil and water conservation. The mission of the District is to "help provide conservation assistance to the people living in the area through education programs and partnerships with federal, state, and local entities involved in natural resources management."
White River Partnership - The White River Partnership began in 1995 as a group of local citizens interested in preserving the quality of life in Vermont's White River Watershed. A grass-roots organization, the Partnership promotes the cultural, economic, and environmental health of the watershed through active citizen participation. (note: This site appears to only display properly when using MS Internet Explorer)