About AVCC

The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Vermont’s conservation commissions and to encourage the establishment of more conservation commissions in the state. AVCC is a membership organization, with conservation commissions as well as individuals as members. Founded in 1990, AVCC is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.

Click here to read our 2020 Annual Report.

2021 Tiny Grants Announced

Tom Hinckley (and Maggie) from the Putney Conservation Commission, mapping the occurrence of Emerald Ash Borer along town roads, funded in part by a 2020 Tiny Grant.

Tiny Grants provide seed money and/or matching funds for conservation commissions to undertake specific projects in land conservation, education and outreach, stewardship and management, and planning.

Seven Vermont towns were granted funds in 2021. Click here to read our official announcement of the 2021 Tiny Grant Winners!

2021 Conservation Summit

The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) invites you to attend our 2021 Annual Conservation Summit, which will again be taking place virtually. We’ll be presenting an engaging series of informative webinars with the theme of Caring for Vermont’s Land. There will be a total of five sessions, starting in late September, with weekly presentations culminating in a mid-October keynote.  Our webinar topics include: stewardship, recreation management, forest carbon, equity and access, and indigenous perspectives. Click here for more information.

Spotlight on Success Stories

AVCC compiles success stories from across Vermont in the first of archive of its kind to document local conservation successes. Click here to find the Success Stories Library, where you can submit your own story and search/browse for others.