sanctuary lakota

botanical & wildlife

The Lakota Botanical and Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to protecting wildlife and preserving endangered forest medicinal plants.

Conservation of this 65-acre botanical sanctuary is vital to the ecosystem in our small corner of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.


The Sanctuary is home to moose, bears, bobcats, coyotes, turkeys, hawks, rare birds, and many other beautiful woodland creatures who have lost habitat.  The plants also need specific types of habitat. We protect endangered plants such as trillium, lady’s slipper, goldthread, solomon seal, gravel root, coltsfoot, boneset, blue cohosh, black cohosh and many more.


Offering retreats and herbal medicine, this is a healing land that your purchases at The Little Herb Shoppe support.
The Lakota Botanical & Wildlife Sanctuary is the Little Herb Shoppe’s property. It is a part of The Burdock Fund and is further supported by community donations.  Please consider donating below.

We are in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status.


Our deep commitment to protecting the Lakota Wildlife and Botanical Sanctuary is an act of reciprocity to the plants that we harvest for medicinal & spiritual purposes. We have revived the property from a logged parcel and hunting camp to a thriving 65 acre forest sanctuary to ensure the plants and animals here are safe and that they have the canopy necessary to flourish.

We honor animals and plants as our esteemed guides and healers. In fact, we humans developed much of our knowledge of medicinal plants by observing how animals used them!

You are welcome to come to the sanctuary by appointment and for retreats offered here.

Please consider a donation to support the restorative work that takes place here.

sanctuary lakota botanical & wildlife