RCP Stats

Coordinator: Bob Heiser, Vermont Land Trust

Contact Info: bheiser@vlt.org 

Mission Statement:
“To protect and enhance the ecological function and habitat connectivity of the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor, a critical link between Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield Forest Block and Worcester Range, to ensure the permeability of this corridor for all organisms into the future, and to maintain and enhance the associated benefits to people who live in, or visit, the region”

Acreage of Area Covered by Partnership: 9,383

Number of Partners: 10

RCP Status: Conserving

Steps Taken in Forming Partnership:

  • Draft a vision, mission statement, goals, and/or objectives
  • Develop a governance structure
  • Develop an RCP website
  • Develop a strategic conservation map
  • Engage landowners and/or municipal officials in your region
  • Engage state agencies, federal agencies, and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Craft a compelling case statement

Funding sources:

  • Philanthropic Foundation
  • Individual donations

Website: http://stayingconnectedinitiative.org/shutesville/

RCP Activities


  • Strategic Mapping
  • Landowner & community engagement/education (presentations, community walks, workshops, etc)
  • Municipal outreach, Landscape connectivity/wildlife movement
  • Communications/branding projects
  • Partner engagement
  • Advocacy

Current Activities:

  • Outreach/Education
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning/Mapping
  • Conserving land

Previous Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Developed a Strategic Plan, an Outreach Plan, a Prioritization Map, and Outreach Materials

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