Man packing food with other team members; all are wearing masks and gloves

Impact Beyond Conservation

The Vermont Land Trust has spent much of our 43-year history on the leading edge of conservation. We see opportunities to advance our mission and we take action. Today we stand at a new point of inflection.

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.”

Staying Grounded: A Message from VLT’s President

Dear members and supporters, In times of crisis, Vermonters pull closer together. The coronavirus tests that—when the best thing we can do for ourselves and for one another is to create physical distance. It’s a challenge we all share; let’s make it a source of connection. At the Vermont Land Trust, we are grateful for […]

Rod and Betty Vallee are explorers.

St. Albans couple takes a closer look at nature

Betty Vallee tugs an imaginary hood around her face as she recalls wind rushing across arctic ice. “Why don’t we go to Hawaii?” she remembers asking her husband, Rod. The Vallees had traveled to the arctic to photograph narwhals. They took dog sleds onto the ice, where they camped. Betty and Rod’s nature photography started […]