Intervale Conservation Nursery

Often neglected, river edges—sometimes called riparian buffers—are critical locations for conservation in Burlington and the state at large. Historically, we have farmed, cut and built roads right up to the edge of our riverways.  Recognizing the value that deeply rooted trees and shrubs provide for bank stability, wildlife, and sediment and pollutant filtrations, the Intervale Conservation Nursery, located in Burlington’s Intervale and a social enterprise of the nonprofit Intervale Center, grows and provides stock for the many riparian conservation efforts across the state. The nursery provides a wide selection of native species and local genotypes that will be best adapted to Vermont's climate.