David and Cheryl Mance worked with VLT to conserve nearly 1,200 acres of working forest in Shaftsbury, much of it on West Mountain.
The Okemo State Forest has been expanded by nearly 350 acres, helping to protect a 100-mile wildlife corridor from Massachusetts to Warren and Lincoln.
Seven miles of trails in the heart of the popular Kingdom Trails network have been secured after a major community effort.
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.
Land along three miles of the Missisquoi River and its tributaries, as well as 50 acres of wetlands, have been protected.