Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Northeast Region


Partners Program in Vermont

The Partners Programs in Vermont is administered from the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resources Office in Essex Junction, VT. The program began in 1992 with a focus on restoration of wetlands, woodlands and riparian areas that provide breeding habitat and critical stopovers for migratory birds and benefit fish populations, including landlocked and sea-run Atlantic salmon, a focal species for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Projects are focused in areas where conservation efforts will provide the greatest benefit for federal trust species, which include: migratory birds, anadromous fish and Federally-listed threatened and endangered species.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist and University of Vermont intern conduct river sampling.

Cooperating for Conservation  

In 2015, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in the Lake Champlain office completed 30 projects to:

  • restore 151 acres of wetland habitat
  • restore 50 acres of upland habitat
  • re-open 186 miles of aquatic habitat to fish passage through the removal or modification of 9 barriers restore 9 miles of riparian and river bank habitat
  • treat 100 acres of wetland habitat impacted by invasive species

These projects collectively leveraged more than $1,400,000 in partner contributions.



Fish Passage


Honey Bee



Last updated: August 31, 2016
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