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.
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.
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.
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David and Cheryl Mance worked with VLT to conserve nearly 1,200 acres of working forest in Shaftsbury, much of it on West Mountain.