For the sixth consecutive year, Bluffside Farm in Newport will be open for archery deer hunting. Applications are due by September 24. As per Newport City ordinance, deer hunting at Bluffside will be archery only, including during rifle season which coincides with the mid-November time period. All hunters must carry written permission and hunt in designated areas away from neighboring houses.
The Stowe area welcomed the conservation of the Valcour farm in Morristown and its sale to new farm owners, Jesse and Marelene Hursh. The 175-acre farm was conserved in mid-April by family members and sold to long-time farmers Jesse and Marlene Hursh, with assistance from the Vermont Land Trust and support from the Stowe Land Trust.
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.
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.