Conservation

Natural Heritage Information

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Natural Heritage information is objective scientific information, or data, about species and natural communities. It is used for local, state-wide, and regional conservation planning and management, and to monitor and conserve rare, threatened, and endangered species.

Turtle Project Results

Monitoring turtle distribution and nesting success helps determine trends and improves management and conservation efforts. Below are summaries for two turtle species the department is currently monitoring.

Terrestrial Invasive Plant Resources

Use these resources to learn more about terrestrial invasive plant species, land management, and volunteer opportunities.

Basics of Invasives

What Makes a Plant Invasive? 

More on why invasive plants have a competitive advantage over native plants, where they invade, how they are spread, and why you should care. 

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.

Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

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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.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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