Farmers are encouraged to apply for the 2021 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award, the Vermont Land Trust Announced on March 23. Now in its third year, the $5,000 award will be granted to a farmer who exemplifies service to community, land stewardship, and innovation.
Ninety-seven acres along the Lemon Fair River have been protected for water quality and wildlife habitat, and 160 acres of adjacent farmland have been conserved by Monument Farms.
David and Cheryl Mance worked with VLT to conserve nearly 1,200 acres of working forest in Shaftsbury, much of it on West Mountain.
The Okemo State Forest has been expanded by nearly 350 acres, helping to protect a 100-mile wildlife corridor from Massachusetts to Warren and Lincoln.
Seven miles of trails in the heart of the popular Kingdom Trails network have been secured after a major community effort.