What is VTC?
Vermont Traditions Coalition is a
group of over 20 traditional land use organizations from
throughout Vermont that formed in 2001 in response to the
Champion Lands land grab. The Champion proposal threatened
many hallowed uses of these massive Northeast Kingdom lands
with bans or restrictions.
Sportsmen, snowmobile clubs, farm, maple syrup, forest
product, outdoor guides, and lake association groups banded
together to use all of our collective power and resources to
fight, as one, to protect all of our traditions wherever they
are threatened statewide.
The Champion lands assault on traditional land uses taught
all of these organizations that we need a much stronger voice
in state government or we face losing our rural traditions
piece by piece until there is virtually nothing left.
During the last couple of decades, anti-hunting,
anti-motorized, anti-farming, anti-forestry, and other
restrictionist groups have exploded onto the state government
scene, and traditional rural interests hadn’t
kept up with the times.
VTC rose to the occasion and answered the call. Since 2001,VTC
has been the only sporting organization to put two full-time,
year round paid professionals in the halls of government.
In addition, VTC has developed a
statewide network of thousands of volunteers to not only
protect our traditions, but advance them to higher levels. VTC
finds itself playing the lead role in protecting all that
we cherish. Each year, our efforts attract more and more
support. But government changes continually and VTC must keep
up with the times.
VTC’s leaders cannot do this alone. The need for VTC will
continue day after day, year after year forever. To survive
VTC needs your help. Please keep VTC
fighting for you!
Support VTC with your financial pledge, your time and your
voice. Those who seek to destroy our traditions never rest.
Neither can we.
Don’t let this happen!