The Green Mountain State has a proud conservation legacy as birthplace of the first modern-day community forest project. Through the years, we have helped this movement take flight—such as helping townspeople buy back the abandoned Ascutney Mountain ski hill.
We also have left our mark in northern Vermont, helping protect the world’s largest broadleaf forest from scattershot development along the US-Canadian border. Our work in the Northern Green Mountains also includes protection of international drinking water resources.
Since 2001, we’ve made grants and loans totaling $1.5 million, which have helped the state’s conservation groups and agencies protect 13,665 acres of their most important places.