“Having the land is huge,” said Henry. “For me, it all comes back to having this place that we can improve—not only in terms of physical infrastructure for high tunnels and irrigation, but through a long-term commitment to the land itself. We’re starting to work in more cover crop rotations and building that climate resiliency into the soil.”
We’re excited to share that a nature preserve in southeastern Vermont has expanded by 627 acres! We worked with Green Mountain Conservancy to conserve woodland and farmland in Brookline & […]
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 […]
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.