Here in Vermont, the natural world is part of our way of life, and the Vermont Habitat Stamp is how we ensure its future. Your Habitat Stamp helps keep rivers clean, our woods connected, and our meadowlands open.
Donations of $15.00 and more will receive a stamp in the mail.
May's Feature Project: Slow the Flow on Mill Brook
This May, the Habitat Stamp is focused on making rivers and streams open and passable for aquatic animals from turtles to trout. Your donation will help support innovative work on Mill Brook in Pomfret, a tributary of the White River, which supports spawning and nursery areas for wild brook and rainbow trout populations.
Linking Up with Partners to Keep Streams Connected & Open
VFWD is partnering with the White River Partnership, USFWS and the Greater Upper Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited on an experimental design to retrofit a 15-foot-wide, 185-foot-long, corrugated metal pipe culvert located on Mill Brook just upstream from the White River.
Using a new flexible baffle that bends under large boulders and ice flows that frequently move through the culvert, this project could slow the flow of the brook enough to provide improved passage in Mill Brook. All eyes are on Mill Brook to see if this experiment succeeds. If so, it can be duplicated across the state. Anglers will see more healthy trout in the stream, but the fish and other aquatic organisms will be the biggest winners.
Digging in to Protect Shorelines and Clean Water
Areas along streams, lakes and wetlands buffer heavy rains, temperature extremes and pollution that affect waterways and water quality. The Habitat Stamp supports projects to plant trees and shrubs along streambanks in Vermont, helping to keep them stable for the future and to provide fish and wildlife habitat.
Plus, the Habitat Stamp helps protect open lands and provide public access to wildlife management areas across the state.
Donations of $15.00 and more will receive a stamp in the mail. A stamp is not required to hunt, fish or trap, nor do you have to buy a sporting license to donate for a stamp.
How to Purchase a Vermont Habitat Stamp
Purchase anytime by using our online donation form.
Purchase with your Hunting and Fishing License: Donate when purchasing a hunting or fishing license by simply including your contribution when applying.