Our partners


From its inception, Appalachian Corridor joined forces with Nature Conservancy Canada, the largest private conservation charity dedicated to conservation in Canada and in Quebec. This partnership rallied important financial collaborators around major acquisitions such as those in the Sutton Mountain range, which is at the heart of this natural corridor.

Nature Conservancy CAnada (NCC) secure important natural areas through their purchase, donation or other mechanisms, and then manage these properties for the long term. Since 1962, NCC has protected almost 2 million acres of land across the country.



In order to fulfill its conservation mission in the region, Appalachian Corridor established a network of Affiliate Members. This network is made up of conservation organisations that target the protection of specific sectors located on Appalachian Corridor’s territory of action. Local conservation groups affiliated to Appalachian Corridor share our vision and work in collaboration with us in their respective fields. Furthermore, two representatives of our Affiliate Members are elected to seat on Appalachian Corridor’s Board.
Association de conservation de la nature de Stukely Sud

The Association de conservation de la nature de Stukely-Sud (ACNSS) is a not-for-profit association with charitable status, aiming to protect the ecological heritage of South Stukely. ACNSS works to protect biodiversity and connectivity, particularly in wetlands, by raising awareness and providing assistance to landowners who wish to protect their properties, and working with elected officials and the local population to build a sustainable community.

Conservation Espace Nature Shefford

Conservation Espace Nature Shefford (CENS), created in the summer of 2010, works towards ensuring the protection of biodiversity, flora, fauna and wetlands in the Township of Shefford. CENS aims to protect the landscape, to acquire land for protection and to develop pedestrian access to the mountain and parks with respect to the region’s ecology.


Mount Pinnacle Land Trust

Incorporated in 1991, Mount Pinnacle Land Trust’s main objectives are: to maintain in perpetuity the ecological integrity of all wooded and non-wooded lands in the region; and to preserve the region’s rural character, while organising a number of educational and scientific activities.


Massawippi Conservation Trust

Massawippi Conservation Trust, under the auspices of the Fondation Massawippi Foundation, works to conserve land adjacent to Lake Massawippi and its tributaries and provides stewardship services in perpetuity. The Trust, created in April 2011, acquires properties, encourages landowners to conserve their property and assists those who donate land or conservation servitudes in completing the different legal and administrative steps necessary to do so.


Brome Lake Land Foundation

The main purpose of the Brome Lake Land Foundation (BLLF) is to ensure the conservation of wetlands in the Brome Lake watershed through land acquisition or by promoting appropriate municipal zoning. The BLLF focuses on the protection of wetlands and streams that filter and feed the waters of Brome Lake.

Ruiter Valley Land Trust

First Land Trust in Quebec, the Ruiter Valley Land Trust (RVLT) is actively engaged in the protection of plant and wildlife habitats in the Ruiter Valley, which is located in the Sutton Mountains. Since its creation in 1987, The RVLT has protected over 550 acres of land conservation area, and aims to see this figure grow through the establishment of conservation servitudes. The RVLT has created more than 20 kilometres of hiking trails and offers a range of educational activities to its members.


Mount Echo Conservation Association

Mount Echo Conservation Association (MECA) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to conserve the natural ecological heritage of the Mount Echo sector. The members of MECA, mostly landowners living in the area, aim to protect natural areas by way of conservation servitudes negotiated individually with private landowners, as well as through the implementation of conservation plans.

Société de protection foncière du lac Montjoie

The Société de protection foncière du Lac Montjoie was created in 2003. This local conservation group targets the protection of natural areas on its territory, which encompasses the Montjoie Lake watershed located in St-Denis-de-Brompton in the Eastern Townships. The Society owns a Natuel Reserve on private land recognized by the Ministère du développement durable, de l’environnement et des parcs du Québec (MDDEP).

Memphrémagog Conservation inc.

Memphrémagog Conservation Inc. (MCI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation and preserving the natural beauty of Lake Memphremagog and its watershed since 1967. MCI has more recently developed a conservation project involving close collaboration with owners of natural areas, aiming to protect plants, wildlife and their naturals habitats in the Lake Memphremagog watershed.


Alderbrooke Marsh Land Trust

Since 1992, the Alderbrooke Marsh Land Trust works to protect all wetlands in the Sutton and Missisquoi river watersheds, a highly significant ecological area home to an exceptional variety of birds. Parts of the Alderbrooke Marsh lands have been protected by the Trust using various conservation tools such as land acquisition, conservation servitudes, and leasing.


Memphremagog Wetlands Foundation

The Memphremagog Wetlands Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and protection in perpetuity of all wetlands around Lake Memphremagog. Since its creation in 1991, the organisation has protected over 130 hectares (320 acres) of wetlands in the Memphremagog and Tomifobia watersheds.

Société de conservation du Mont-Brome

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Société de conservation du corridor naturel de la rivière au Saumon

The Société de conservation du corridor naturel de la rivière au Saumon (SCCNRS) covers an area of 290 km2 situated in the Eastern Townships, north of Mount-Orford National Park. Created in 2000, SCCNRS aims to conserve natural areas of high ecological value, in particular the habitats of species at risk present in the Salmon River watershed. To achieve this goal, SCCNRS encourages voluntary conservation by landowners.


Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton

Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton was founded in 1979 to create a regional park in the Sutton Mountains. The organisation also maintains over 70 kilometres of hiking and interpretation trails. In addition to offering popular educational activities to the public, it promotes environmental research in the region and works to protect biodiversity and the habitats of species at risk.


Conservation des vallons de la Serpentine

Founded in 2006, Conservation des vallons de la Serpentine (CVS) aims to protect the Serpentine Brook watershed located in the foothills of Mount Gagnon and Mount Place and encompassing the municipalities of East Bolton, Eastman and Austin in the Eastern Townships. CVSsupports landowners interested in land conservation and raises awareness to the local community about a range of conservation issues.


Les Sentiers de l’Estrie

Since 1976, Les Sentiers de l’Estrie has been integrating its mission of promoting hiking into the larger context of the protection and enhancement of nature in the Appalachians of the Eastern Townships. The group’s activities focus on two areas: the management of a 160-kilometer hiking trail that crosses the Appalachian Corridor with the cooperation of landowners allowing access to private forests, and the organization of activities that foster ecological awareness and environmental education among the population.


Renaissance Brome Lake

Renaissance Brome Lake (RBL) recently added a conservation component to its actions and is known for its vocation to the protection and the restoration of Brome Lake and its watershed. RLB, created in 2001, is supported by more than 850 members.


US Partners

Appalachian Corridor also works with American conservation organisations. From a scientific perspective, this collaboration is essential to ensure the integrity of natural areas, the connectivity across the border and to identify priority transborder sites for conservation.
Cold Hollow to Canada

The Cold Hollow to Canada Forest Link Project (CHC) is a partnership of community members working together toward the common goal of land stewardship and wildlife habitat conservation through education and outreach, and coordination between local conservation commissions and public entities, and non-profit organizations that share their vision of healthy forests and wildlife for future generations. The CHC project area includes seven towns in northern Vermont: Bakersfield, Belvidere, Enosburgh, Fletcher, Montgomery, Richford, and Waterville.



Two Countries, One Forest (2C1Forest) is an international organization dedicated to using landscape conservation to protect and maintain the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion, which includes 33-million hectares (80-million acres) and forests spanning the eastern edge of North America. 2C1Forest is a major Canadian-U.S. collaborative of conservation organizations, researchers, foundations and conservation-minded individuals focusing on protection, conservation and restoration of forests and natural heritage from New York to Nova Scotia, across the ecoregion.


The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter

Chartered in 1960, the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy has assisted in the protection of more than 190,000 acres of the state’s most ecologically significant natural areas. Using a science-based approach to conservation, TNC acquires land or conservation easements from willing ladowners, and works with public agencies and other partners to protect significant sites.


Vermont Land Trust

The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) is a state-wide member-supported, nonprofit land conservation organization. The mission of VLT is to conserve land for the future of Vermont. VLT does this by providing technical and legal assistance to individuals, communities, and local land trusts helping them achieve local conservation objectives. VLT’s Conservation Stewardship office is responsible for the long-term monitoring of easements to ensure that the conservation goals are upheld in perpetuity.


Wildlands Project

The mission of the Wildlands Project is to restore and protect the natural heritage of North America. Through advocacy, education, scientific consultation, and cooperation with many partners, we are designing and helping create systems of interconnected wilderness areas that can sustain the diversity of life.



Appalachian Corridor benefits from the volunteer involvement of local individuals and conservation organisations, but also from the financial support of numerous governmental and para-governmental programs as well as several private foundations and businesses. Fundraising efforts to achieve Appalachian Corridor’s objectives continue and new sources of funding are being sought to achieve our conservation objectives.