Animals such as bear, moose and bobcat need large, undeveloped areas to survive. Vermont’s land links wildlife habitat between New York, New England, and Canada. Many people and groups are working hard to protect wildlife corridors so these animals can survive, and thrive. Join us as we explore these corridors and the threats facing animals. We’ll take a closer look at the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor in Waterbury and Stowe.
Old growth forests are complex places—ancient, mysterious, and, frankly, messy. Learn about old growth forests in Vermont and in the northeast—what they are, why they are important in the face of climate change, and how you can recognize them.
Join us for an online tour of public trails, two farms, and exciting new developments at the VLT-owned, Brewster Uplands Conservation Trust property in Jeffersonville.
“Ten Vermont forestland owners, managing over 8,600 acres, are participating in the national, voluntary carbon market, earning $25 to $47 per acre, per year for the first ten years,” says Charlie Hancock, consulting forester and board member of Cold Hollow to Canada and VLT Trustee.
On the hilly land where Shrewsbury’s town farm stood in centuries past, a thick forest of sugar maples, birch, and oak lays undisturbed by roads and development. Residents like to visit—drawn by the wooded hush—to hike or hunt. It’s a special place for animals, too. With three state forests nearby, the woods are part of a vast swath of wildlife habitat.