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Nine Students Recognized for Farming and Forestry

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 […]

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Teaming Up to Advance Clean Water

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.

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The Power of Dirt

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.

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Morristown Gains New Farm Owners and Wetlands Protection

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.

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Banking on Clean Water

Since 2016 farmers and conservation organizations have protected 290 acres of land along the Upper Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain.