Green Mountain National Forest
View of Green Mountains
Photo by Stacy Funderburke
The Green Mountain National Forest is one of only two national forests in the Northeast. The Fund has helped add more than 2,000 acres to the forest, which stretches across southwestern into central Vermont. This large area of public land not only offers the public a great place to experience the outdoors but also provides black bears and other wildlife a safe route through the mountains.
We’ve completed several projects that have helped expand and enhance this national forest. Our work includes helping the U.S. Forest Service complete a 30-year effort to preserve 450 acres of critical wildlife habitat here—and protect a regional source of water, new opportunities to hike, cross-country ski and enjoy the outdoors. Our most recent project was the conservation of Spruce Peak. Another major conservation success was the creation of the Green Mountain Bear Corridor.