Green Mountain Conservancy

Preserving Wildlands into the Future

The mission of the Green Mountain Conservancy is to acquire and protect forest lands in southern Vermont.

Our Conserved Lands

Watch a seasonal time-lapse of the wildlife activity on Deer Run Nature Preserve!

Thank you to Bob Etzweiler for filming and compiling this glimpse of our wonderful preserve!

News

We’re Ready to Build a Bridge!

Thanks to the generous support of our GlobalGiving community, along with our local supporters, we have raised the necessary funds to build the bridge. Soon, the expanding trail system of Deer Run Nature Preserve will be more accessible.We have connected with our bridge-building partner, Tahawus Trails, and developed...

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Green Mountain Conservancy Land Conservation Project

As the forest grows older in absence of timber harvest, Deer Run Nature Preserve, and the other wild lands that GMC protects, will contribute more and more to these natural climate solutions at a time when all living beings need them the most. ~Jennifer Ramstetter, GMC Board Member and Botanist GMC has set up a fund...

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Green Mountain Conservancy Guided Earth Day Hike

In commemoration of Earth Day and to celebrate this fantastic planet we live on, the Green Mountain Conservancy is inviting you to a hike on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at 10 am. Hikers will meet at the Deer Run Nature Preserve trailhead at 940 Camp Arden Road in Dummerston.The hike will be led by:Roger Haydock is a...

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Deer Run Nature Preserve Bridges Project

As you know, in the last two years, GMC has had phenomenal success. We have purchased and conserved the 918 acres of wilderness in Dummerston, Brookline and Newfane, known as the Deer Run Nature Preserve. Not only are these lands sequestering…

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The Shoulder Trail Grand Opening

Green Mountain Conservancy’s new Shoulder Trail at the Deer Run Nature Preserve in Dummerston is complete!
To celebrate, GMC hosted a grand opening event on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 1pm to 5pm…

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Youth Empowerment Project

Green Mountain Conservacy's Youth Empowerment Project breathed new life into one of Deer Run Nature Preserve's beaver ponds this summer. Over a span of nine days, a diverse crew of 19 adolescents from 10 different towns worked over 750 crew hours to clear a three-acree thicket of buckthorn from a fragile wetland...

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Deer Run Nature Preserve Grows by 626 Acres!

Thanks to tremendous support from the community, the Green Mountain Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of 626 acres to the Deer Run Nature Preserve. This new purchase brings the number of conserved and protected acres of wildlife and plant habitat to 913. It substantially increases the diversity of the...

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Deer Run Nature Preserve is the first forest in Vermont to be recognized by the Old-Growth Forest Network! While we are not an old-growth forest yet, our conservation efforts will ensure that this forest will become one in the future.

Read more about this organization and our designation here.

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