The Green Mountain Conservancy (GMC) was incorporated in Vermont in 2008, and recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501C3 in 2010. The mission of the Green Mountain Conservancy is to acquire and protect wilderness lands in southern Vermont, lands that are part of identified wildlife corridor systems, to ensure the continued natural character of these lands, the survival of the plants and animals they support, and to protect their aesthetic, inspirational values into the future.
Studied wild areas and wildlife travel corridors in Windham County. Identified migration corridors out of the Green Mountain National Forest and into surrounding areas as a top conservation priority to maintain bio-diversity in the face of global warming and development pressure.
Conserved over 200 acres of wild land near South Pond in Marlboro, a popular area for hiking, swimming and cross country skiing, and transferred that ownership to the Ames Hill Association.
Initiated a Greeter Program at Somerset Reservoir to educate boaters and inspect boats for fragments of invasive plant species that are being inadvertently transferred between water bodies.
Reorganized in 2018 under new leadership to conserve a major forest block in Dummerston, Brookline and Newfane – the Deer Run Nature Preserve.
The project includes,
- The activation of a strong neighborhood and community group accompanied by an educational campaign.
- Partnering in this effort with the Vermont Land Trust, the Dummerston Conservation Commission, the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the Putney Mountain Association. See more about these organizations on the Resources page.