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Big wind on Vermont's ridges causes habitat fragmentation, degrades water-quality and divides our communities. Learn more about the issues.

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Ridgeprotectors was founded in response to a large wind energy development in the town of Sheffield. Our current work is focused on the 21-turbine array being constructed on 3.2 miles of the Lowell Mountain Range.

We raise private funds for legal representation for cash-strapped towns because we believe our small towns face serious, collective threats from this form of development. We believe our mountains and ridgelines and the free services they provide all residents of the area—and beyond—are crucial to the long term health of the environment, and the economic and social future of rural towns. 

Yes, adequate sources of energy  are a part of that future, however, we believe tearing apart the uplands—or any part of Vermont—is unwise and unnecessary in the short or long-term.

As mentioned above we are vigorous climate change action advocates. Industrial development of ridgelines is not an appropriate source of energy in the Northeastern U.S. It is expensive for our residents and damaging to our landscape and all its inhabitants -- human and wild.

See the slideshow on our homepage for examples of construction impacts on the Lowell Mountain Range.