Vermont’s Green Mountains, with their forested hills, small farms, and picturesque villages, have not always been as beautiful and as green. After the American Revolution, settlers poured into Vermont. By the mid-1800s most of Vermont’s forest had been cut down, causing severe erosion and flooding. Vermonters faced their first environmental crisis and as a result men like Marsh-Billings-Rockefellers whose commitment to conservation left the world this farm that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship for the preservation of the land.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park is the only national park to tell the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park operates in partnership with the Woodstock Foundation, Inc. and the adjacent Billings Farm & Museum. This is all for the protection of natural resources, education, recreation, sustainable forestry, historic character and scenic beauty.