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.
Did You Know:
- Vermont is 78% forested with 4.46 million acres of forest. Caledonia and Essex Counties are 83% and 95% forested with 751,500 acres of forestland.
- Scientists estimate that there are between 24,000 and 43,000 species of higher plants, algae, fungi, lichens, invertebrates and vertebrate animals in Vermont. Nearly half are invertebrates such as insects, crayfish, and mussels.
- Private landowners, such as you, control 80% of forest land in Vermont; business or industry owns 1%; and Local, State, and Federal government own 19%.
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.
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.
Vermont Coverts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Vermont Coverts; Woodlands for Wildlife; Inc.
PO Box 81, Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2013