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Family Land Near Haystack Mountain in Pawlet Conserved

Family Land Near Haystack Mountain in Pawlet Conserved

Nancy Pierson donated a conservation easement on 111 acres of forest and farmland at the foot of Haystack Mountain. Nancy and her husband, James, along with their five daughters, have spent nearly three decades caring for and improving this picturesque corner of...
Brothers Protect Family Land in Londonderry

Brothers Protect Family Land in Londonderry

Brothers Jim and Bob Twitchell were born and raised on a farm that has been in their family for 160 years. With sweeping views of the Bromley and Stratton Mountains, the land could be desirable for houses. But that’s not what Jim and Bob wanted. Instead, they worked...
Announcing the New Deer Run Nature Preserve

Announcing the New Deer Run Nature Preserve

December 3, 2019 — We are excited to announce that southeastern Vermont has a new nature preserve! Located on the town lines of Dummerston and Brookline, the new Deer Run Nature Preserve is available for hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, birdwatching, and more. The...
Managing the Forest to Save a Species

Managing the Forest to Save a Species

On a perfect summer day, 40 foresters gathered on woodland in Rupert. They were here to learn more about managing forests with ash trees, given the threat of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The larvae of this invasive beetle chew tunnels under the bark; this cuts off water...
Rallying Around a Beloved Mountain

Rallying Around a Beloved Mountain

Prospect Mountain in Woodford Tucked away in the small town of Woodford sits Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center, a network of 30 kilometers of skillfully groomed trails with consistently good snow. The mountain is a hub of activity with skiers of all ages and...