Western Vermont Collaborative

Audubon Vermont’s Mark LaBarr shows members of the Charlotte Land Trust a Golden-winged Warbler caught on a property protected by them and managed for this species. Photo credit: Charley Wilkinson

In Vermont, the Golden-winged Warbler is a flagship species representing young forest and shrubland habitats and the many associated wildlife species. Because Vermont comprises the northeastern-most part of the Golden-winged Warbler’s range, the state is a key part of plans to stabilize the now-declining populations of the species. The Western Vermont Collaborative is a partnership between the Cornell Lab, Charlotte Land Trust, Hinesburg Land Trust, Lake Champlain Land Trust, Middlebury Area Land Trust, Richmond Land Trust, The Watershed Center, and Vermont Land Trust. Our local partner in this Collaborative is Audubon Vermont.