cows in pasture with white round barn behind them - conserved farm - VLT

Around the State: Our Recent Work

Our members make it possible to protect the land that sustains us. With your help, we support farms that grow local food, forests, clean air and water, places to hike and ski. Learn about our recent successes.

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.”

Aerial view of forests and hills with state route running through it - Many animals, such as the gray fox, need to be able to move safely between the Greens and Worcester mountains.

Space for Wildlife

The woods around Waterbury and Stowe are welcoming a secretive resident. Gray fox are finding refuge in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor, which VLT is working to safeguard with local, statewide and international partners.

aerial view of farm fields, pasture,and hills

Brewster Uplands: Uniting beauty and public good

It’s summer in Jeffersonville, and the woodlands along the Brewster River are buzzing with cicadas. Children splash in the gorge below Vermont’s historic Grist Mill Covered Bridge. Visitors flock to the trails beyond, seeking shade and the chance to socialize, from a distance.