Since 1966 the Conservation Law Foundation has worked to solve the environmental problems that threaten the people, natural resources and communities of New England. CLF's advocates use law, economics and science to design and implement strategies that conserve natural resources, protect public health, and promote vital communities in our region.
The mission of the Environmental Board is to provide a public, quasi-judicial process for reviewing and managing the environmental, social and fiscal consequences of major subdivisions and developments in Vermont.
Vermonters for a Clean Environment is a non-profit coalition of citizens of Bennington and Rutland Counties in Southwestern Vermont. We are united in the belief that Vermont's future lies in conserving its clean, rural, small-town environment with a responsible energy plan of minimal environmental impact.
Sierra Club's Purpose: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
AVCC fulfills its goals by carrying out a variety of activities. An annual meeting is held, where commissioners andinterested citizens can trade stories, ideas, and resources. The Association publishes a quarterly newsletter, TheSeedling, which has included information on sources of funding for commissions, a Guest Conservation CommissionerColumn, a Bulletin Board for news and notes from commissions across the state, and a Message from the ExecutiveDirector with advice and encouragement. Regional workshops are held around Vermont about every other year. Plus,free advice and information from Virginia Rasch are always just a phone call away.
Environmental Programs/Partnerships in Communities, is a project of the UVM Environmental Program.Directed by Dr. Jean Richardson, and funded in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Michigan, EPIC is a ruraldevelopment project in the Kellogg tradition of helping people help themselves. EPIC is a consortium of programsthat are working together to create positive, long-term change in Vermont's rural communities, and to providemodels and ideas for other parts of the United States.
In Vermont we are proud of our environmental ethic and it has served our economy and our environment well. Vermonters have a long history of taking good care of their land, from thinning out deer yards to protecting trout streams with livestock fences to maintaining snowmobile trails. Conservation of our environment has depended on this spirit.
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist.