The Green Mountain Club (GMC) has a wide range of partners across Vermont. The managing public landowners are Green Mountain National Forest, which is predominantly south of Mt. Ellen and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation (FPR), which is mostly north of Mt Ellen. FPR also manages lands our trails cross on Bromley Mountain and Killington Mountain. Green Mountain Club trails also cross Wildlife Management Areas at Clarendon Gorge and in Stockbridge. Private landowners include the University of Vermont for the Mt. Mansfield ridgeline and the few private landowners the Long Trail crosses mainly in northern Vermont.
Green Mountain National Forest: Manchester Ranger District is Massachusetts to VT Route 140; North Half District in Rochester is VT Route 140 to Mt Ellen on the Long Trail and across to the Connecticut River on the Appalachian Trail.
VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation: Bromley (Hapgood State Forest), Killington (Coolidge State Forest), Glen Ellen north to Appalachian Gap (Camels Hump State Forest), App Gap to Winooski River (Camels Hump State Park), Winooski River north to Lamoille River (Mansfield State Forest), Lamoille River north to Hazens Notch (Long Trail State Forest) and Hazens Notch to Canada (Jay State Forest).
The Appalachian Trail corridor is primarily managed by Green Mountain National Forest except for Bromley, Killington and Stockbridge’s Les Newell Wildlife Management Area.
Important private non-profit partners include the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry, Catamount Trail Association, Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Trust for Public Land, and Northwoods Stewardship Center.
GMC has permanent rights of way for the Long Trail in Bolton across the Winooski River valley and are working on a permanent route across the Lamoille River valley in Johnson.
GMC is also a member partner with the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council providing guidance to FPR recreation planning and promoting recreation in Vermont.
GMC is also very active in the Prosper Valley with Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park with events and AT side trail planning.