Current Projects

Keep the Worcesters Wild

The Worcester Range - which includes the popular hiking destinations of Stowe Pinnacle and Hunger Mountain - is the quiet side of Stowe where there is room to roam for wildlife and people alike. This is Vermont’s most wild and least protected mountain range. At Stowe Land Trust, we are working with our community and partners to help keep the Worcesters wild here in Stowe and beyond.

Learn more about our current projects under the "Keep the Worcesters Wild" Initiative:


Brownsville-Story Ridge Forest

Conserved! Representatives from Stowe Land Trust, the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, and the Story Family after the closing for the purchase and permanent protection of Brownsville-Story Ridge Forest on July 30.

The 750-acre Brownsville-Story Ridge Forest was the last, large tract of unprotected forestland in Stowe. It really does have it all: a rich hill farm history, critical wildlife habitat, water quality protection for Moss Glen Brook, possibilities for long-term management for timber and other forest products, and many options for public use and enjoyment. Thanks to the outpouring of support from the Stowe area community, the property was conserved on July 30, 2019! 

Learn more about Brownsville-Story Ridge Forest

Thank you to our Donors!


The Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor Partnership

A map of the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor: the only viable pathway for wildlife moving between the Green Mountains and Worcester Range.

The Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor crosses Route 100 on the Waterbury-Stowe town line and is one of the only largely forested pathways remaining for wildlife to move between the larger habitat blocks found in the Worcester Range to the east and main Green Mountain chain to the west. Stowe Land Trust is working with local, statewide, and regional partners to help keep the corridor open and safe.

Learn more about the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor Partnership


Hunger Mountain Headwaters

Photo by Jocelyn Hebert

For the first time, Stowe Land Trust is partnering with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) – a national land conservation organization – to protect 2,000 acres of critical forestland along the Worcester Range here in Stowe and nearby. 

Learn more about Hunger Mountain Headwaters