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.
Retired forester David Mance stewards 1,400 acres in the Taconic Mountain Range—an incredibly diverse ecosystem of wetlands, streams, and forests. “Owning land is stewardship and responsibility, and an awesome opportunity,” he says.
Bald eagles are easily disturbed so we’re protecting their nesting areas with an ‘Eagle Nest Buffer’ at Bluffside Farm. Learn more here.
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.
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.
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.
Why walk when you can slide? Seeing a river otter, or even just its tracks, is a reminder that there is always more than one way of getting from A […]
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.
Ninety-seven acres along the Lemon Fair River have been protected for water quality and wildlife habitat, and 160 acres of adjacent farmland have been conserved by Monument Farms.