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Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor

Stitching Together the Pieces

The time to protect the Shutesville Wildlife Corridor is now. 

Spanning across the Waterbury-Stowe town line the corridor is the only viable connection between the Green Mountains and the Worcester Range. It is one of the five most important wildlife crossings in the state and a critical part of an international network of connected forest habitats in the northeast.

Since 2010, a group of local, statewide and international organizations have been working together to use several key strategies for keeping the wildlife corridor open and safe, including cooperating with local families to permanently protect the highest priority parts of the corridor. This Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor Partnership is a valued part of the Staying Connected Initiative.

Yet, the future of the corridor is far from secure. Mounting development pressure continues to pose a looming threat to wildlife's ability to migrate. 

This winter, Stowe Land Trust has the opportunity to conserve the next piece of the puzzle: 83 acres of key forest habitat in the heart of the corridor. By conserving the land now, we can make sure another part of the corridor is protected forever. Vermont's wildlife need your help to say on the move, and we know you're up to the task.

Help wildlife thrive for generations to come!

Learn more about how you can protect the corridor.

Early Successes

Thanks to the commitment of visionary land owners, partners and supporters who already stepped up to conserve more than 500 acres, the amount of protected habitat in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor has tripled since 2018.

About the protected properties

News & Updates

Shutesville Hill: A Regionally Important Wildlife Corridor

In case you missed it live, we've uploaded a recording of last night's webinar with Conservation Biologist Jens Hilke...


Waterbury: Land Critical to Wildlife Protected Through Partnership

Waterbury, VT—111 acres of forestland were protected last month in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor, which lies between the Green Mountains and Worcester Range and serves as one of the most important wildlife regions in Vermont


SHWC Partnership receives Conservationist of the Year Award

The Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor Partnership was presented with Stowe's Conservationist of the Year award. 


Conserving Land for Wildlife & Public Good

Chris Curtis and Tari Swenson have lived on North Hill in the heart of the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor since 1974 where their children grew up loving the woods, animals and serenity of the land. Chris and Tari sold a conservation easement…