Resources for Kids, Adults & Landowners
Animal-Tracks Pocket Guide- excellent guide with ruler to print out at home or school
Explore and share your observations from the natural world
iNaturalist Contribute to Science. Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.
Journey North Post your sightings and follow migrations of Monarchs, Birds and other animals
Moose by Dave Erler - moose ecology, behavior, and other biology
The Social Black Bear by Ben Kilham - black bear communication, learning, intelligence, and sociality
Fisher by George Leoniak - radio collaring fisher to learn about use of habitats and travel corridors
Forest Birds and Conservation Biology by Len Reitsma - avian ecology and ‘conservation biology 101’
Vermont Black Bear by Forrest Hammond - bear populations, ecology, and human interactions
Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy, excellent video about the impacts of invasive plants on wildlife and how quickly wildlife returns if we use native plants
Habitat Stewardship Brochures An excellent series of 12 brochures from UNH Cooperative Extension to help landowners learn about and help conserve important wildlife habitats found on their land. Visit their site to see all the brochures, then use link above to access/download copies directly.
Conserving Vermont’s Natural Heritage A Guide to Community-Based Planning for the Conservation of Vermont’s Fish, Wildlife, and Biological Diversity
Mapping Vermont’s Natural Heritage is a guide that describes the datasets used on BioFinder, interprets them, and lists possible strategies for conserving them.
Natural Community Inventory A natural community is made up of the species that live together in a natural setting, along with their physical environment and the processes that affect them. Vermont has more than 90 different natural communities.
Wetland Woodland, Wildland Download book
The Place You Call Home A Guide to Caring for Your Land in Vermont
Waterproof, spiral bound book with life size tracks
Reading the Forested Landscape by Tom Wessels
New England Wildlife by Richard M. DeGraaf & Mariko Yamasaki
Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide by M. Beattie, L. Levine & C. Thompson
Northern Woodlands Magazine, published by the Center for Northern Woodlands Education
LLA Map Activities
Wildlife Range Transparencies to use with regional maps
How Much Land Do a Moose, Bear and Bobcat Require? To use with the transparencies.
Vermont Forest Parcelization Online Tool
Use the new online tool created by the Vermont Natural Resources Council to explore forest parcel trends and learn about recommendations to reduce subdivision of land.
Especially for Landowners
Vermont Conservation Design Maintaining and enhancing ecological function across the landscape is fundamental to conserving biological diversity.
Our Vermont Woods All the resources you need to keep our woods healthy
Keep Forests Healthy The tool provides a rapid and simple process to assess forest resiliency. This publication contains background information on important characteristics of resilient and healthy forests and examples of potential adaptation strategies. It is accompanied by a scorecard to be used in the field to evaluate the resiliency of a forest.
Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont - A Landowner's Guide This manual provides useful information and guidance to landowners, foresters, wildlife biologists and others interested in managing land for the benefit of fish and wildlife.
Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest Including wildlife, water, economics, working with foresters and loggers
The Resilient Forest Series by Northern Woodlands Linked print, audio and video works that explore the relationships and traditions that have helped keep forests intact. The series will also consider how human and natural communities are adapting to change.
Vermont Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) For Wildlife Habitat Orange County (802) 828-4493, Windsor County (802) 885-8836
Vermont Audubon Forest Bird Habitat Assessments (802) 434-3068
Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc. (802) 388-3880
County Foresters: Orange County (802) 476-0173; Windsor County (802) 281-5262