Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife Inc.
PO Box 81, Middlebury, Vermont 05753

COVERT, an English word dating to the 14th century, refers to a dense thicket that provides shelter for wildlife.

Vermont Coverts is dedicated to educating landowners in sound forest management practices and the principles of stewardship for the enhancement of wildlife. The goal is to help woodland owners become aware that sound forest management includes much more than timber, pulp and firewood production. Over the years, Coverts management practices have benefited over 200,000 acres of Vermont forests demonstrating that well-planned forest management and the enhancement of wildlife habitat can go hand in hand.


Coverts Cooperators have influenced the management practices on over 200,000 acres of forestland. Here are some of the typical comments from Vermont forestland owners who have worked with or become Vermont Coverts Cooperators:

  • "In less than two years after making the small patch cuts, I have noticed an increase in both deer and ruffed grouse on my property."
  • "By laying out the logging trails in advance we were able to create a wonderful network for exploring the woods - grandchildren love it."
  • "We wanted to work with a forester after talking with Jack (a VT Coverts Cooperator). He really opened our eyes to the many goals that can be reached by a management plan."

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Coverts is an English word dating to the 14th century, Pronounced "cuv-erts" not "coe-verts". It refers to dense thickets that provide shelter for wildlife.   

Vermont Coverts; Woodlands for Wildlife; Inc.
PO Box 81, Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Phone: 802-877-2777

Vermont Coverts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


2013 Sponsors:

Skygate Financial

Skygate Financial Group, LLC has been providing individuals and families with a level of financial expertise and service that has made us a valued—and trusted—partner. We specialize in meeting the needs of multigenerational families with complex planning needs. Our goal is simple: to understand the needs of each client, create strategies that address their unique financial situation and deliver the solutions that will help them reach their objectives.


Cabot Creamery


Cabot Creamery is a cooperative of 1,200 dairy farm families located throughout upstate New York and New England. We manage four plants in three states, employing over 1,000 people, who make the best dairy products on the planet. Award-winning cheeses made with love and pride in Cabot and Middlebury, Vermont and Chateaugay, NY. The best premium butter churned with care in West Springfield, Massachusetts. And in Cabot, we're also making light cheddars, flavored cheddars and rich Greek-Style Yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream.


Vermont Bookshop

In the spring of 2007, Becky and Chris Dayton bought 38 Main Street and embarked on a bold, but historically sensitive renovation. While the appearance of the store changed dramatically, the Daytons retained the shop's loyal staff and set about to rehabilitate the building's lovely historical features. Layer upon layer of drab paint was stripped from every possible surface to reveal warm brickwork, locally quarried marble, hand-carved oak woodwork, and a spectacular tin ceiling.


Today the Vermont Book Shop is poised securely between its historic past as Robert Frost's favorite bookstore and its future, which while not yet known in a rapidly changing economy and technological landscape, holds the promise of a civic-minded, committed young family at its helm.


Green Mountain Power


GMP, or Green Mountain Power, is a local electricity utility in the state of Vermont focused on providing its customers with a balance of the most reliable, affordable, smart, and clean electricity, in an effort to be the best small utility in America. - See more at:


Welcome to our website! We hope it is informative and the content and links herein prove educational to you. Follow the links to detailed information about Vermont Coverts and its programs. Join us in keeping Vermont's forests and wildlife healthy and productive.



Last Updated: Nov 10, 2014