Statement on Senator Leahy’s Announcement Not to Seek Re-Election

view from rocky summit out to fall forests and mountain ranges beyond - Vermont

November 16, 2021

Today, the Vermont Land Trust President Nick Richardson issued the following statement:

“The Vermont Land Trust is deeply indebted to Senator Leahy for his years of service on behalf of Vermont. His commitment to open land, clean water and Vermont farmers is unparalleled.

“We are forever grateful for his leadership and service, the impact of which will be felt in Vermont for generations to come. Senator Leahy has helped create a more sustainable, vital, and equitable future for Vermont by not just protecting land but placing it firmly at the center of Vermont’s identity and well-being.

“Senator Leahy said yesterday in his remarks, ‘Open land.  Cleaner water.  New markets for our farmers.  Providing nutritious food for those in need.  That will be a legacy to our state for generations.’

“Senator Leahy, we couldn’t agree more. Your leadership made this so and we, as a state, are forever grateful.”


Photo: Forestland in Bolton, Vermont, protected with funding from the Forest Legacy Program. Huge swaths of forestland in the upland area of Chittenden County have been conserved with the federal Forest Legacy Program, created through Senator Leahy’s initiative. 


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