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 Grant Applications Due on May 1st!

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. Find the 2021 Tiny Grant application here.

Community Wildlife Program: 2021 Training & Webinar Series

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VTFWD)’s Community Wildlife Program has launched its 2021 Webinar and Training Series. The series focuses on gateways to local conservation initiatives, like starting a conservation commission, that produce longstanding and broad conservation outcomes.

AVCC partnered with VTFWD to develop a number of webinars in the series. Click here to learn more and register for Spring 2021 events!

2020 Conservation Summit

Click on the image below to learn more about our virtual 2020 summit, which ran from September through November. You’ll also find links to recordings of the sessions. Thanks to everyone who made last year’s online summit possible!

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.