Father and two young sons standing in field of Christmas trees

A New Farm Business in Springfield

Experienced farmers Matthew Kurek and Maggie Wood are growing organic vegetables at Farm on the River, along the Connecticut River. They conserved the farm, protecting it for future farming and to improve water quality and habitat.

aerial view of farm fields, pasture,and hills

Brewster Uplands: Uniting beauty and public good

It’s summer in Jeffersonville, and the woodlands along the Brewster River are buzzing with cicadas. Children splash in the gorge below Vermont’s historic Grist Mill Covered Bridge. Visitors flock to the trails beyond, seeking shade and the chance to socialize, from a distance.

fall foliage with hills in distance and shining clouds

A Local Solution with a Global Impact

“Ten Vermont forestland owners, managing over 8,600 acres, are participating in the national, voluntary carbon market, earning $25 to $47 per acre, per year for the first ten years,” says Charlie Hancock, consulting forester and board member of Cold Hollow to Canada and VLT Trustee.

view of hills with fall foliage

100th Wildlife Management Area Established in Shrewsbury

On the hilly land where Shrewsbury’s town farm stood in centuries past, a thick forest of sugar maples, birch, and oak lays undisturbed by roads and development. Residents like to visit—drawn by the wooded hush—to hike or hunt. It’s a special place for animals, too. With three state forests nearby, the woods are part of a vast swath of wildlife habitat.

waterfall in the woods

Let’s Go! Creating Access to New Places

Vermont is rich in outdoor places for all to enjoy, but this year has brought a new appreciation. We are continuing to expand recreation for Vermonters and visitors alike. Here’s what we’re working on now—noted mountain bike trails in Lyndon, a new nature preserve in Cambridge, a scenic meadow in Underhill, and a one-of-a-kind trail connector in Newport.

Corn fields with trees and hills in distance: Fairmont Farm conserved 201 acres of land in East Montpelier between Route 14 and the Winooski River, the Vermont Land Trust announced

In East Montpelier Farmland Conserved, Trail Access Secured

Fairmont Farm conserved 201 acres of land between Route 14 and the Winooski River, and agreed to provide trail access across the recently conserved land, helping to connect a critical section of the Cross VT Trail between East Montpelier and Marshfield. The farm is also working with VLT and other conservation partners to protect and restore a half-mile stretch of the Winooski River in Marshfield.

River bank along farm field with hills in distance - Over a mile of land along the White River in Bethel has been protected for water quality, the Vermont Land Trust announced today.

River Corridor in White River Floodplain Protected

Over a mile of land along the White River in Bethel has been protected for water quality, the Vermont Land Trust announced today. Supported by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, this is the latest project in a statewide effort to protect Vermont’s high priority rivers and to improve water quality.