RCP Stats

Coordinator: Bob Heiser, Vermont Land Trust

Contact Info: bheiser@vlt.org

Year started: 1999

Mission Statement:
“To conserve the ecological integrity and rural character and working landscape of the eastern uplands of Chittenden County, an intact landscape of alpine, montane foothill, and valley habitats within a rich assemblage of landforms”

General Location: Winooski River Valley, Northern VT

Acreage of Area Covered by Partnership: 85,805

Acres Conserved by Partnership: 10,200

Number of Partners: 14

RCP Status: Conserving

Steps Taken in Forming Partnership:

  • Draft a vision, mission statement, goals, and/or objectives
  • Develop a strategic conservation map
  • Engage landowners and/or municipal officials in your region
  • Engage state agencies, federal agencies, and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Coordinate or collaborate to conserve land as an RCP

Funding sources:

  • Federal Grant or Program
  • State Grant or Program
  • Municipal Funding
  • Philanthropic Foundation
  • Individual Donations

Website: None – informational pdf here

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RCP Activities


  • Securing funding
  • Mapping/establishing conservation priorities
  • Recreational access
  • Facilitating effective collaboration

Current Activities:

  • Protected ~ 10,000 acres.

Current Project Highlights:

  • Creation and conservation of the 428-acre Andrews Community Forest in Richmond, VT

Previous Projects/Accomplishments:

  • 10,000 acres have been protected within the CCUCP.

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