Aldo Leopold at the Shack in Wisconsin -- he proposed a “land ethic” that includes land, soil, water, plants, and animals—along with humans—in the idea of community.

Crafting a Land Ethic

Aldo Leopold’s Conservation Legacy By Dan Kilborn, VLT forester It was an epic road trip: three days and a thousand miles of small towns, road construction, and stunning scenery, with […]

Farm couple walking in the pasture with cattle -- Vermont Land Trust completed 100 Farmland Access projects in 2019

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges […]

Crop fields in the summer -- farmland was conserved with VLT by Sunset Lake Farm

Dairy Protects Farmland in South Hero

The scenic Lake Champlain Islands stretch 30 miles south of the Canadian border. This summer, Tom Bellavance of Sunset Lake Farm conserved 53 acres of open and forested land on […]

Man standing by a large, wide-trunked tree in the woods: Steve Faccio has been visiting an old-growth forest in the Green Mountains since 1993.

My Ash Story: Old-Growth Ash

Steve Faccio, Conservation Biologist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, shares photos of and reflections on old-growth ash trees in the Green Mountains.