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Landowner Resources

Vermont's wildlife belongs to all of us, but 85 percent of the state is owned by you, the private landowner.

The future of Vermont's wildlife, and the ability of your neighbors to enjoy our wildlife, is in your hands.

A Landowner’s Guide – Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont

A Landowner's Guide cover
This manual provides useful information and guidance to landowners, foresters, wildlife biologists and others interested in managing land for the benefit of fish and wildlife.  

Backyard Wildlife Habitat in Vermont

Backyard Wildlife Habitat in VT
This booklet is written for those who would like to enjoy wildlife at home and features many ideas to successfully attract wildlife to Vermont backyards.

Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard Woods

Field of flowers
Presentation by Andrea Shortsleeves, habitat biologist for the department, on things you can do to improve forest health and wildlife habitat on your land.

Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for Wildlife Habitat

A program to help landowners manage their land for wildlife.

Managing Your Pond

Managing Your Pond
Find information on pond ecology, stocking ponds and sources of fish for private pond stocking.

Conservation Options for Your Land

Conservation easement sign
Your land is part of your legacy.  Here is some help for planning what will happen to your property after you are gone.

Landowner-Hunter Connection

white-tailed deer
This site offers landowners and sportsmen a way to connect and develop a relationship to help manage deer densities, reduce property damage and improve habitat.

Private Land and Public Access

hunter on hilltop
Vermont law provides a number of landowner protections that support your control of public use on your land.

LIEP Invasive Species Program

Invasive Species
Learn what you can do to manage and protect your land and Vermont from harmful invasive species.