nongame wildlife fund
More than 100 wildlife species are at risk including bald eagles, lynx and bats. The Nongame Wildlife Fund helps protect and restore Vermont's endangered wildlife for future generations to enjoy.

How You Can Help

  • Line 29 Tax Time Check-Off - Look for the Loon - Donate while doing yourLook for the Loon taxes. Look for the loon on line 29 of your Vermont income tax form and fill in the amount of your contribution. It's quick, easy and tax deductible!
  • Donate directly to Nongame Wildlife Fund - Donate online or print and mail our donation form to make your tax deductible donation today!
  • Hunting and Fishing License Purchase - Donate when purchasing a hunting or fishing license by simply including your contribution when applying.
  • License PlateConservation License Plate - Purchase a conservation license plate and let others know you care. Choose from three designs.

How Your Gift Helps

The Nongame Wildlife Fund is a critical source of funding for the Fish & Wildlife Department's Wildlife Diversity Program. Donations to the Nongame Wildlife Fund help us:

  • Monitor of a diversity of wildlife species including songbirds, salamanders, butterflies, and bats to better protect and manage these species
  • Protect and improve important habitats, such as nesting sites for bald eagles, loons, peregrine falcons and spiny softshell turtles.
  • Provide up-to-date information about rare species and significant natural communities to help local conservation and planning efforts.
  • Develop educational materials for Vermonters of all ages.
Where your dollar goes

Your gift goes further helping Vermont's wildlife because every dollar you give is matched by grant money from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Nongame Wildlife Fund Projects

Here are a few of the Wildlife Diversity Program's projects supported by the Nongame Wildlife Fund:

Bat Research

Each spring department biologists capture bats to learn more about their habitat needs as well as keeping tabs on the health of the existing population.

Helping Spiny Softshell Turtles

Nesting Bald Eagles