Farm family - man, woman, and little girl, smiling at camera in sunny pasture - Vermont

The Power of Dirt

Good dirt can mean productive farms and a healthier environment. Farmers understand the benefits of improving their soil, but it often needs a long-term financial investment.

river with grasses and trees growing on banks - Lowell - VLT

Banking on Clean Water

Since 2016 farmers and conservation organizations have protected 290 acres of land along the Upper Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain.

Person in snowy woods affixing strips of colored material to wire fencing so animals can see it and won't be harmed

Too Many Deer?

Deer exclosures, fences that keep deer out, can show how too many deer prevent new trees from growing in our woods. VLT is partnering with the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and UVM Extension to build exclosures on community forests across Vermont.

yellow warbler on pine branch

A Forest for Us All

On a mid-summer morning Fred Pratt sat on his cabin’s front porch, high on a Duxbury hillside, listening to birdsong from the surrounding forest. “There’s a yellowthroat down there,” he said. “And there’s a catbird, and robins of course, and another warbler, maybe a chestnut-sided.”