Since 2005, the Vermont Land Trust has recognized students who are dedicated to farming, forestry, and land stewardship. This year, nine students received our Land Stewards Awards, along with a check for $300. “VLT congratulates this year’s students their hard work and dedication,” said Nick Richardson, President & CEO of the Vermont Land Trust. “These […]
Over 130 volunteers, from schools, area businesses, youth conservation programs, and local communities, joined VLT to plant 3,000+ trees in wetlands, along streams, and in prime songbird habitat on farms in Chittenden County.
A vigorous cadre is maintaining and improving Newbury’s Tucker Mountain — clearing brush from old stone walls, establishing trails, and lots more.
Good dirt can mean productive farms and a healthier environment. Farmers understand the benefits of improving their soil, but it often needs a long-term financial investment.
The Stowe area welcomed the conservation of the Valcour farm in Morristown and its sale to new farm owners, Jesse and Marelene Hursh. The 175-acre farm was conserved in mid-April by family members and sold to long-time farmers Jesse and Marlene Hursh, with assistance from the Vermont Land Trust and support from the Stowe Land Trust.
The Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Gas Systems have entered into a partnership as part of the land trust’s Forest Carbon Cooperative, a first-of-its kind initiative that helps Vermont’s forestland owners participate in the voluntary carbon market.
In this guest perspective, Rich Holschuh shares his reflections on a piece of land in Wantastegok/Brattleboro that is important to the indigenous Elnu Abenaki community.
Since 2016 farmers and conservation organizations have protected 290 acres of land along the Upper Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain.
Retired forester David Mance stewards 1,400 acres in the Taconic Mountain Range—an incredibly diverse ecosystem of wetlands, streams, and forests. “Owning land is stewardship and responsibility, and an awesome opportunity,” he says.
Bald eagles are easily disturbed so we’re protecting their nesting areas with an ‘Eagle Nest Buffer’ at Bluffside Farm. Learn more here.