The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Field Office

Chartered in 1960, the Vermont chapter has assisted in the protection of well over 170,000 acres of the state's most ecologically significant natural areas.

The Nature Conservancy is different from most other conservation organizations and land trusts in that we acquire and manage our own preserve system. We select and steward our acquisitions based on the most up-to-date scientific knowledge. Many of our land acquisitions come as gifts, but most are purchased at appraised fair-market value.

Our conservation priorities are guided by a highly rigorous ecological inventory prepared by the Vermont Nongame and Natural Heritage Program, which gathers and analyzes information about Vermont's rare animals, plants, and natural communities. This program is part of a network of Heritage programs, which has completed ecological surveys for every state in the country.

Using these tools, we are working to protect Vermont's slice of the Earth's biological diversity — the richness and variety of life in all its forms.

Many of the places we have protected in the state are visitable preserves. Freshwater priorities like Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River have multi-state programs focusing on applicable conservation strategies.

Contact The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Field Office

Jon Binhammer
Director of Land Protection
27 State St
Suite 4
Montpelier, Vermont  05602-3171
Phone: (802) 229-4425 x110
Fax: (802) 229-1347


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