The department manages 101 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), conserving more than 130,000 acres for healthy wildlife habitat throughout the state! These areas contain some of the most unique natural communities in Vermont and represent a century’s worth of thoughtful planning and dedication.
The Vermont Habitat Stamp helps support the conservation and management of Vermont's WMAs, along with funding from sporting license sales and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Fund. Join the effort and help us continue wildlife conservation with your own Habitat Stamp. And, be sure to explore our WMAs and experience wild Vermont firsthand!
*Donations of $15.00 and more receive a 4"x5" Habitat Stamp sticker in the mail. A Habitat Stamp is not required to hunt, fish or trap, nor do you have to buy a sporting license to donate.
Your Habitat Stamp support conserves land, protects clean water, and restores healthy wildlife habitat.
Did you know your donation also leverages matching federal dollars? In 2021, these funds totaled an additional $165,690 for conservation work. Read more about 2021's accomplishments in the annual report:
Previous Years Reports
- Across the Fence – Bird Notes
This video highlights habitat enhancement work for song birds that is being supported by the VT Habitat Stamp and our partnership with Audubon VT.
How to Purchase a Vermont Habitat Stamp*
Purchase anytime by using our online donation form.
Download our Habitat Donation form and mail it in with your donation. Are you a collector? Use this form to purchase previous year's stamps.
Purchase with your Hunting and Fishing License: Donate when purchasing a hunting or fishing license by simply including your contribution when applying.
* Donations of $15.00 and more receive a 4"x5" Habitat Stamp sticker in the mail. A Habitat Stamp is not required to hunt, fish or trap, nor do you have to buy a sporting license to donate.