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Dan Backus in sugarhouseWestfield: More than 500 acres of forest conserved. Read more.
 

 

Georgia: New town forest created. Read more.
 

Newport: VLT seeks concepts for Bluffside Farm. Read more.
 

Lowell: Couple donates 197 acres. Read more.
 

Shaftsbury: Mighty Foods Farm gets a new home. Read more.
 

Gale Meadows PondJamaica and Winhall: Gale Meadows Wildlife Management Area expands. Read more.
 

fieldGreensboro: Jasper Hill Farm purchases and conserves 51 acres. Read more.
 

 

 
 
 
 

leavesFundraising Goal Met

Thanks to the generosity of many Westford residents, we have met our initial private fundraising goal of $50,000 to help acquire our Town Forest and permanently conserve the historic Jackson Farm! All remaining gifts that we receive will go to the town’s stewardship of the land and improvements to public access. Learn more.

 


 

Dan Backus in sugarhouseMore Than 500 Acres of Forest Protected in Westfield

The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) worked with Dan and Kim Backus to conserve their 514-acre forestland near Westfield Mountain. Read more.

 

 


 

Georgia Town forestGeorgia Gets a New Town Forest

Georgia residents and visitors now have a new place to get outdoors and experience nature. A joint effort by the Town and the Vermont Land Trust has led to the creation of a 179-acre town forest available for hiking, skiing, hunting, and more. Read more.

 

 


 

Kids playing soccer at Mad River parkHelp Save Mad River Park!

VLT is working with the Mad River Valley Recreation District and associated towns to protect rec fields off of Route 100 in Waitsfield. Help us keep this land available for communities in the Valley! Learn more.

 

 


 

Barn at Bluffside FarmVLT Seeks Proposals for Bluffside Farm

Bluffside Farm was formerly a dairy and is now temporarily owned by VLT. The goal for this open space property is to serve the community needs expressed by local residents during multiple public meetings and property tours. Learn more.

 

 


 

Snowshoe tour4th Annual Bolton Tours & Apres Ski

On Sunday, March 12, join our yearly romp around Bolton Valley Nordic and Backcountry Land! Learn more.

 

 


 

Sterling Forest timber harvest tourTimber Harvesting with Birds in Mind

Meet with biologists, foresters, and loggers to see first-hand how active forest management is good habitat management. Learn more.

 

 


 

statehouseGovernor Scott’s Budget Priorities Include Sustained Conservation Investments

Proposed plan includes $16.3M in state resources for the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. Read more.

 

 


 

Wetlands view of Hazen's NotchCouple Donates Lowell Land to VLT

Jeannie and John Panner generously donated 197 acres, with wetlands and views of Hazen's Notch, to VLT. Read more.

 

 


 

Vegetable standMighty Food Farm Finds New Home

Lisa MacDougall has found a permanent home for Mighty Food Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont, on the former Beauchesne Farm. Read more.

 

 


 

farm and pastureCrow Hill Farm for Sale

This 263-acre property is for sale through VLT's Farmland Access Program. Learn more.

 

 


 

Gale Meadows Wildlife management area

Gale Meadows Wildlife Management Area Expands

With the addition of nearly 200 acres to the Gale Meadows WMA in Winhall and Jamaica, the public can now enjoy over 900 acres of permanently conserved land. Read more.

 

 


 

Kehler Brothers of Jasper Hill Purchase and Conserve 51 Acres in Greensboro

Andy and Mateo started Jasper Hill Farm in 2003, milking 15 heifers in an old tie-stall barn. Thirteen years later, their small dairy has grown into a cheese-making phenomenon. Read more.

 

 


 

 

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