river with grasses and trees growing on banks - Lowell - VLT

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.

Farmer Eric Rozendaal - VLT manages an award in his honor.

$5,000 Award Available for Farmers

Farmers are encouraged to apply for the 2021 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award, the Vermont Land Trust Announced on March 23. Now in its third year, the $5,000 award will be granted to a farmer who exemplifies service to community, land stewardship, and innovation.

tree canopy in summer

Our commitment to learning and action on injustice

In Vermont, racism and bigotry has been tied to land ownership and access. For nearly every organization in the land trust movement there is hard work ahead to grapple with this legacy. At VLT we recognize that this critical work deserves attention—and is not something we will ever finish.

Person in snowy woods affixing strips of colored material to wire fencing so animals can see it and won't be harmed

Too Many Deer?

Deer exclosures, fences that keep deer out, can show how too many deer prevent new trees from growing in our woods. VLT is partnering with the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and UVM Extension to build exclosures on community forests across Vermont.

trail through trees - new trail in Dummerston

A New Trail in Dummerston

A crew of hardy volunteers worked through last summer to complete the last stretch of a new hiking trail in Dummerston that extends south to Prospect Hill and north toward Putney.