Our Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Norway Spruce

Vision Statement
Great Mountain Forest is a pioneer in forest stewardship.
Mission Statement
Great Mountain Forest’s mission is to be a leader in forest stewardship. We practice sustainable forest management, promote biodiversity and resilience to climate change, support education and research, and welcome all who love the woods.
Core Values
  • We put safety first
  • We believe teamwork and collaboration are critical to our success
  • We want to be a good neighbor in our community and welcoming to visitors
  • We commit to protecting native flora and fauna
  • We are grateful for the legacy of our past and want to be proud of what we leave for future generations
  • We have a passion to improve continuously
  • We pledge to manage resources wisely
  • We aspire to have GMF be a great workplace

The Great Mountain Forest (GMF) encompasses more than 6,000 acres of contiguous forestland in the towns of Norfolk and Canaan, Connecticut. GMF is owned and managed by The Great Mountain Forest Corporation, a not-for-profit 501 © 3 private operating foundation.