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 Forest

The 750-acre Brownsville Forest is 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, we have met and exceeded our goal to raise $5.75 million for protecting Brownsville Forest now and helping to care for this new state forest and other SLT-conserved land well into the future! 

Learn more about Brownsville Forest

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