Conservation

Conservation License Plate

Purchasing a conservation plate supports efforts to protect endangered wildlife and keep Vermont watersheds healthy.

Vermont Habitat Stamp

Funds raised from sales of Vermont Habitat Stamps go to the Species and Habitat Conservation Fund and is used to purchase and manage wildlife habitat in Vermont.

Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

young wildlife

If you care leave them there! If you find a young animal or bird that appears to be abandoned, do not pick it up.

If You Find a Sick or Injured Animal

For the wellbeing of all wildlife in Vermont and for your own safety, taking a wild animal into captivity is illegal. Only licensed rehabilitators may legally care for wildlife.

Community Wildlife Program

The Community Wildlife Program (CWP) provides municipal planners and non-governmental organizations with the most up-to-date information on conservation science and resources for implementing their conservation projects.

The program helps towns take their community’s conservation goals, use them to identify important wildlife habitat, and translate these goals into language that can use be used in their town plans.

Management Activities on WMAs

Here are the latest management activities on the department’s Wildlife Management Areas. Check back often for updates and what’s coming soon.

Green Mountain Conservation Camp

Conservation Camp

Green Mountain Conservation Camp (GMCC) offers hands-on learning experiences about fish, wildlife, ecology, botany, forestry, hunter firearm safety, outdoor first aid, and so much more.

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GMCC Junior Counselor Program

The Junior Counselor (JC) Program provides experienced campers the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, develop a sound work ethic, and enrich their understanding of Vermont’s natural resources.

Partner in Conservation

Eighty-one percent of Vermont’s land is in private ownership, so participation from the state’s landowners and municipalities is crucial for conserving Vermont’s fish and wildlife.

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Contact Us

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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