Strategic Wood Addition to Improve Stream Habitat

Rivers were cleared for floating logs in Vermont's 1800's.

Many of Vermont’s streams are currently lacking a very important habitat feature, large woody material. Mature forests naturally contribute large woody material to streams, where it provides habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms and contributes to natural stream functions. 

Vermont’s Watershed Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

18 November 2019
Loon, Deer, and Trout Artwork from the Conservation License Plate

The 2020 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state's lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, including projects to help Vermonters understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due no later than Friday February 7, 2020.

Pollinator-Friendly Plants

monarch butterfly


Looking to help pollinators? Check out our list of native pollinator-friendly plantings suited for Vermont.

Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area Expands by 54 Acres

30 August 2018

Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area, well known for its waterfowl and songbird habitat, has grown to nearly 1,200 permanently conserved acres through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s purchase of 54 acres of land in Mt. Tabor. The Vermont Land Trust facilitated the transaction.


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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.