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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Ascutney Trails Association
Ascutney Trails Association's intended purpose is for the maintainance of present and future trails on Mt. Ascutney, building and maintaining shelters, hunting out special points of interest to which trails may be opened, gathering items of history and anecdotes on the mountain, and publishing a guide book.
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".
Bonnyvale Environmental Education Community (BEEC)
The Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) is a member-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1991 with the mission to develop a more ecologically informed citizenry through education and action in order to enhance and sustain the vitality of southern Vermont’s bioregion.
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
ECHO's mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for Stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.
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.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
The Mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire appreciation for our place in the natural world and to motivate our stewardship of a healthy planet.
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.
Green Mountain Club
The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains.
Green Mountain National Forest
Hogback Mountain Conservation Association
The Hogback Mountain Ski Area closed in 1984 and was subsequently purchased at auction by investors in 1993 with a eye toward development. The property was again offered for sale in 2005 prompting community members to dream of ways to maintain public access to these lands. This in turn led to the formation in 2006 of the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association (HMCA), a group of local citizens who volunteered their time in a four-year effort to raise the funds to buy Hogback Mountain and protect it from development with a permanent conservation easement. HMCA's role continues today as a volunteer organization whose members work under the purview of the Town’s Hogback Preservation Commission. Open to anyone with an interest in the outdoors, HMCA’s goals are to help sustain Hogback Mountain both as a natural wildlife habitat and a low-impact recreation area. This magnificent mountain offers 100-mile views of mountain ranges in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, miles of trails, historic foundations, and a fertile, natural background for educational and environmental studies.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only national park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park interprets the historic home of the Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller families, their conservation work and stewardship of the forest landscape and the emergence of an American conservation ethic. The 550-acre woodlands continue to be managed for protection of natural resources, education, recreation, sustainable forestry, historic character, and scenic beauty.
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.
Montshire Museum of Science
Montshire Museum’s mission is to awaken and encourage a lifelong interest in science through exhibits and programming dedicated to hands-on discovery and education for people of all ages. Unique to this mission is Montshire’s 100-acre New England riverfront setting, which fosters deep and creative learning in both the physical and natural sciences.
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.
North Branch Nature Center
We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River. For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.
NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Connecting people and place through science, education and action.
One World Conservation Center
We are a Nature Center in Bennington, Vermont. We bring nature education and experience to our community and its visitors. Our work is grounded in our local ecology and linked to global biodiversity.
Programs and activities serve adults, families and children. Go to our calendar for current and upcoming activities. Over the course of a year, we will offer lectures on our local history and ecology, natural science explorations for children and families, science lessons in area classrooms and school field trips to our Greenberg Reserve and much more. We contribute local data to the Vermont Atlas of Life project of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. That means learning that links knowledge, inquiry, and action to help students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet. Our home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Motivating individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.
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 Technical College
Vermont Technical College offers certificates and degrees that have relevance in today’s economy. The rigorous, broad-based education we offer is balanced out by hands-on opportunities to apply your skills and gain practical knowledge either off campus or by working at our own unique facilities. Vermont Tech supports students, farmers, agricultural and Vermont working land specialists with educational opportunities related to animals, plants, forestry, soils, food systems, sustainability, mechanical systems and business management.