Over 6,500 acres of critical forest in central Vermont have been protected, the Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation announced. The large swath of forestland known as “Worcester Woods” spans both sides of Route 12 in Worcester and Elmore, and is crucial for wildlife.
After a whirlwind, two-month fundraising campaign, the community of St. Johnsbury and the Vermont Land Trust have raised enough funds to protect Observatory Knob, a scenic 117-acre property within walking distance of downtown.
At Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet, something special is happening. Through a partnership with the Merck Forest & Farmland Center and VLT, students can explore the fields and forests behind their school every single day.
In Vermont, farmers cite soaring land prices as the top barrier to starting their own business. The White River Land Collaborative in Tunbridge poses a particularly thrilling solution.
As a new school year kicks into gear, students at the K-6 Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet will enjoy a dedicated 148-acre campus for outdoor education, the Vermont Land Trust announced today.