A cliff-hanger of a survival story: Jesup’s milk-vetch Ice, floods, drought, and invasions –and this rare plant...
The Jesup’s milk-vetch (Astragalus robbinsii var. jesupii) can be found at only 3 sites in the world. The endangered plant clings by its small roots ... Read More
Canada Lynx Coming Back to Vermont
What were lynx doing in Vermont last year? Just passing through? Or are they here to stay? The answers to these questions will help biologists determine the role of the Read More
Featured Species in Vermont
While their name suggests otherwise, the historic range of Canada lynx extended across the border into northern parts of the contiguous United States from Washington to Maine and down into the Rocky Mountains. A variety of factors contributed to lynx reduced range, notably land use changes with human expansion and a warming climate as possible contributing factors. More »
Photo credit: Michael Zahra
Jesup's milk-vetch, an extremely rare member of the bean family, occurs only at three sites along a 15-mile stretch of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Photo credit: © Lisa Mattei, New England Wild Flower Society
Partnership Stories in Vermont
Aeolus Bat Cave: White Nose Syndrome Sampling Trip
Vermont Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists visit Aeolus Bat Cave, a remote White Nose affected site, to obtain much needed data on the ongoing mortality event. More »
Found in Vermont
Northeastern bulrush (Scirpus ancistrochaetus) is a type of sedge found in ponds, wet depressions, or small sinkholes within wetlands complexes in hilly areas. These wetlands are characterized by seasonably variable water levels. It is threatened by habitat loss and degradation caused by human activities including development and land use practices.
Photo credit: John Kunsman, Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
The dwarf wedge mussel (Alasmidonta heterodon) inhabits streams along the Atlantic Coast, from New Brunswick, Canada, to North Carolina. Documented populations in Vermont are located in drainages and streams within Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Windham, and Windsor Counties. Poor water quality and habitat conditions have led to the decline of the species and threaten the remaining populations.
Photo credit: Susi Von Oettingen, USFWS