Our Mission

The mission of the Lake Champlain Land Trust is to save the scenic beauty, natural communities, and recreational amenities of Lake Champlain by permanently preserving significant islands, shoreline areas, and natural communities in the Champlain Region.

About the Lake Champlain Land Trust

The Lake Champlain Land Trust has been working with you and your community, in partnership with colleagues, to conserve the wildlife habitats, shore lands, islands, parks, farms, forests, and natural areas of Lake Champlain since 1978.  The Lake Champlain Land Trust has conserved over 6,500 acres, 17 islands, and 19 miles of lake and river shoreline in the Lake Champlain region—including more than 25 public access areas.  The Lake Champlain Land Trust is supported by a broad coalition of individuals, families, and businesses, who agree that the acquisition, protection, and stewardship of the Lake’s natural resources and water quality is essential if we are to retain the quality of life that makes the Lake Champlain region so attractive.

Protecting Special Areas in the Lake Champlain Region

The Lake Champlain Land Trust has conserved several islands and shoreline natural areas in the Lake Champlain Region, including Knight Island (North Hero), Woods Island (St. Albans), and Upper Fish Bladder Island (South Hero).  Together, with our members and partners, we have also saved irreplaceable local treasures such as Butternut Hill (North Hero), Eagle Mountain (Milton), Goodsell Fossil Preserve (Isle La Motte), Landon Community Trail (South Hero), Mill River Falls (Georgia), Round Pond State Park (South Hero), and Niquette Bay State Park (Colchester).

To learn more about how you can help us protect the lake and the land, please contact our staff or email .

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