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. Click the Habitat Picture to view or “Download Resource” for a PDF.
Conserving Vermont’s Natural Heritage A Guide to Community-Based Planning for the Conservation of Vermont’s Fish, Wildlife, and Biological Diversity
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
More great information at Vermont Fish and Wildlife Library (this site is temporarily down- sorry)
Open the Factsheets folder to explore the:
Ecosystems - Habitat Types folder, and learn about Vermont’s different habitats;
Furbearers and Trapping folder, and learn about furbearing wildlife.
LLA Map Activities
Wildlife Range Transparencies
Biofinder Layers of statewide biogeographic data with the ability to overlay and analyze them
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
Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest Including wildlife, water, economics, working with foresters and loggers
Vermont Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), 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