The Northeast Kingdom is nestled in the Northeast corner of the state of Vermont. Characterized by undeveloped stretches of wilderness, this region is where Northern hardwoods meet the southern reaches of the boreal forests. This area is known as the Transitional Conifer-Hardwood ecosystem and contains a mosaic of wetlands and forest habitat types, such as vernal pools . This ecosystem is home to many wildlife species such as moose, black bear, deer, loons, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare, and charismatic reptile and amphibian species, including the Wood Turtle and Mink Frog.
The Northeast Kingdom is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, filled with lush forest lands, mountain bogs and cold water streams. But even though it is one of the most undisturbed regions in Northern New England and relatively undeveloped, it is still subjected to fragmentation from roads, deforestation, and agriculture.
We are working to keep the Transitional Conifer-Hardwood ecosystem, which covers the Northeast Kingdom, functioning properly to support the vast array of wildlife that resides there. We are working to identify priority areas for land conservation within the Northeast Kingdom to begin developing a network of protected properties where we will work to restore riparian areas and upland forests.