This week, the Town of Dorset bought 247 acres of well-loved land with quarries and hiking trails, and conserved it with the Vermont Land Trust to protect its natural resources, cultural heritage, and recreation opportunities. Read more.
While town forests provide recreation, education, and timber income, surprisingly only 20 percent are conserved...Learn how conservation can protect these precious public resources in VLT's spring newsletter feature story. Read more.
We have worked with several partner organizations this legislative session to encourage efforts to maintain the integrity of Vermont’s forests, such as helping with the generational transfer of land, supporting a tax incentive for easement donations, and changing land-use regulations to better protect forests. Learn more.
Bluffside Farm, a 129-acre property located on Indian Point and visible from downtown Newport, is the focus of a conservation project spearheaded by the Vermont Land Trust.
The next of a multi-part series of public meetings is scheduled for April 28. Farm tours are also scheduled for April 21 and April 25. Read more.
Pat and Melanie Harrison conserved their dairy farm, where they have more than 200 organic cows. “Vermont is a great place to farm,” said Melanie. Read more.
The Vermont Land Trust is pleased to announce that Congress passed permanent tax incentives that encourage the donation of conservation easements, which limit development on farmland and forests. Read more.
Christine Kaiser of Kaiser Farm in Stowe is now working with Vermont Land Trust, Stowe Land Trust, and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to conserve her land and make sure Miller Brook is permanently protected. Read more.
The properties encompass 23,691 acres and span 10 Vermont towns. The land will be protected by the Vermont Land Trust. Proceeds from the sales will support additional forestland protection throughout Vermont. Read more.
Following public walking tours of the property held in January, the land trust has scheduled its first public meeting to learn more about what the community would like to see happen on the land. Read more.
Susan Monahan and Hisa Kominami are gearing up for a busy season on a 35-acre farm near the village of East St. Johnsbury that they bought from the Vermont Land Trust. Its red barn, with the words “Locust Grove Farm”, is a landmark well known to travelers and locals. Read more.
VLT and the City of Burlington purchased 12 acres along Lake Champlain that will become a new park. Read more.