— Tom Slayton
“In a world that more and more needs nature’s healing and restoration, North Branch Nature Center is a treasure for all Vermonters.”
Welcome to NBNC
N orth Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital for 25 years. North Branch Nature Center has become an integral part of outdoor recreation and learning in central Vermont, serving 10,000 visitors annually. Our 28-acre preserve of forest and fields is nestled in a gentle bend of the North Branch of the Winooski River, just two miles from downtown Montpelier. North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child’s eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.
Connecting People with the Natural World
North Branch Nature Center is not a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and we unfortunately cannot accept injured animals. If you have an injured bird, please contact the Injured Bird Hotline of Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, VT at 802.359.5000 x212. For other injured animals, please consult the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources' Wildlife Rehabilitator Locator Map to find the facility nearest to you.
We know that handling injured animals can be stressful for both you and the animal, so please don't hesitate to call us if you need assistance.
Director of Natural History Programming
Director of Education
Director of Forest Preschool
Finance & Administration Manager
VHCB AmeriCorps Member
Robin's Nest Nature Playgroup Leader
Emily A. Seiffert
Development & Communications Director
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”