Stowe is home to an exceptional diversity of plants and animals. Forests are the dominant habitat that supports this diversity, from fragments of floodplains along valley bottoms to the alpine zone on top of Mount Mansfield and everything in between. Bear, moose, and many other species rely on large expanses of uninterrupted forests to thrive. These forests are important globally for nesting songbirds like the Bicknell’s Thrush and other neotropical migrants. Wildlife also depends on being able to travel safely between habitats during seasonal migrations, to reproduce, or to find new suitable habitat in a changing climate.
Stowe Land Trust works to protect high-quality habitat and critical connectors to support a diversity of native plants and animals.