The Nature Conservancy’s Vermont Chapter celebrated 50 years of conservation in 2010. The chapter received two CRF grants in 2007 for their North Pawlet land purchase and Clayplain forest restoration projects respectively. The Clayplain Forest restoration project continues a multi-contract agreement with federal agencies to plant more than 76,000 trees in the area. They now plant hundreds of trees each year to restore the clayplain and floodplain forests with stock grown at the Conservancy’s nursery. We salute them for their sustained efforts to protect 183,000 acres of forests, wetlands, uplands and waterways in every county of Vermont. Their current initiatives include fighting invasive species and conserving Lake Champlain’s biological diversity.