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An Invitation from Vermont Coverts
A Vermont Coverts Cooperator living near
Vermont Cover ts
Name you would welcome the opportunity to join
you in walking through your woodland.
Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc.
P.O. Box 81
Middlebury, VT 05753
Cooperators can share with you what they
have learned about forest management.
Many questions you may have about your
State Zip forest can be answered by a Cooperator
E-mail while others may require the expertise
of a forester or wildlife habitat specialist.
How did you hear about Vermont Coverts?
Vermont Coverts Cooperators can put you
in touch with resource professionals and
organizations that provide assistance to help
I am interested in: manage forest land.
Contacting a Cooperator for help. Please contact our office if you would like
3-day Cooperator Training Workshop. more information or to schedule a visit to
Forest Stewardship workshops. your land by a Coverts Cooperator. Call Lisa
Sausville, Executive Director, at 802-388-
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Coverts: obligation is connected with any Vermont
My contribution of $___ is enclosed. Coverts assistance.
As a Friend of Vermont Coverts, I will
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Coverts may acknowledge my gift Visit our website
publicly. www.vtcoverts.org A practical approach to
forest management for
landowners who want to
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enhance and protect wildlife
Woodlands for Wildlife, Inc. habitat.
P.O. Box 81
Middlebury, VT 05753
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What is Vermont Coverts? Covert Events, Activities, and Workshops The Vermont Coverts Mission
(pronounced KUV–ert) for Woodland Owners
Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Encourage and effect the maintenance,
Wildlife, Inc. was established in 1985 to Cooperator Training Programs: enhancement and/or creation of
educate landowners about sound forest an English word dating back sustainable forest ecosystems for wildlife
to the 14th century which An intensive three-day wildlife and forest
management and wildlife stewardship. management training workshop offering and other benefits on private lands in
describes a dense thicket Vermont.
The non-profit program operates under classroom and field studies. Over 400
that provides a shelter for
the principle that well-planned forest graduates, also known as Cooperators, are Goals
management can enhance wildlife trained to provide assistance to neighbors
habitat and provide recreational and and communities to encourage forest Convey a heightened sense of
timber benefits. stewardship. Workshops are held in the stewardship to Vermont woodland
Challenges for Vermont Wildlife spring and fall. owners that encourages the
Vermont Coverts has grown into an formation of clear management
organization of more than 500 woodland Vermont wildlife faces a variety of Forest Stewardship Workshops: objectives, long-range planning,
owners and others committed to sound challenges. Among the most serious are and a continuing commitment to
forest management that enhances the loss and fragmentation of habitat, One-day workshops focus on a specific
forest or wildlife management topic. Topics enhance wildlife habitat on land
and protects wildlife habitat. Coverts introduction of invasive exotic plant species, extending beyond the present
management practices are estimated degradation of water quality, and the have included GPS mapping, vernal pool
management, current use, estate planning, owner’s tenure.
to benefit more than 150,000 acres of disruption of movement and migration.
Vermont forests and fields. cross boundary management, the effects of Communicate with public agencies,
About 85 percent of Vermont forest and private organizations, and others
land fragmentation, and minimum impact
wildlife habitat is privately owned. Therefore, about program opportunities that
individual landowners can play a vital role will foster sound forest management
in enhancing and protecting habitat through Woodlands for Wildlife: and wildlife habitat on privately
careful forest management. owned lands.
An informative newsletter providing
Cooperators and Friends of Coverts with Maintain and expand its corps of
information on wildlife and forest volunteers to include those
habitat. who are willing and able to
encourage and help other
woodland owners to
adopt forest management
practices that favor