people walking in the woods with tall trees all around

A Treasured Forest Will Be Open to All

The Peter A. Krusch Nature Preserve will feature nature trails that invite exploration. A highlight will be a path to the Cambridge Pines State Forest—one of Vermont’s few examples of old forest, a spectacular and awe-inspiring place that’s not easy to access.

Man packing food with other team members; all are wearing masks and gloves

Impact Beyond Conservation

The Vermont Land Trust has spent much of our 43-year history on the leading edge of conservation. We see opportunities to advance our mission and we take action. Today we stand at a new point of inflection.

yellow warbler on pine branch

A Forest for Us All

On a mid-summer morning Fred Pratt sat on his cabin’s front porch, high on a Duxbury hillside, listening to birdsong from the surrounding forest. “There’s a yellowthroat down there,” he said. “And there’s a catbird, and robins of course, and another warbler, maybe a chestnut-sided.”

Aerial view of forests and hills with state route running through it - Many animals, such as the gray fox, need to be able to move safely between the Greens and Worcester mountains.

Space for Wildlife

The woods around Waterbury and Stowe are welcoming a secretive resident. Gray fox are finding refuge in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor, which VLT is working to safeguard with local, statewide and international partners.

man pointing towards camera in group of men examining trees and shrubs in wooded area - Members of a community group in the Brattleboro area are taking action to help native species thrive.

Helping Native Plant Species Thrive

In Vermont, invasives threaten the state’s sugaring, forestry, and recreation industries—and even our health. VLT is helping to establish a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association (CISMA) in southeast Vermont, using land it owns in Brattleboro to demonstrate management approaches.

woman farmer standing in her vineyard - Working with her seven-person team, Krista’s already planted 2,000 vines in Isle La Motte.

The Sky’s the Limit

VLT has raised $15 million to put 200 new farmers on the land over the next decade. As part of this effort, VLT is leasing land in Isle La Motte to Krista Scruggs for her farm business.