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forest canopyMontpelier: VLT gets technology grant to improve field work. Read more.

Tenney farmFayston: Farm gets new beginning. Read more.

WoodlandsWeston: Siblings conserve woodland to honor father. Read more.

Biking at Mud Pond trailsWilliston: Mud Pond Country Pond expands by 50%. Read more.

Stream through sugarbushBarnard: Forestland conserved in Chateauguay area. Read more.

Stone wall in forest
Windham County: Three families donated easements, protecting 300+ acres. Read more.

forestRupert: Merck Forest and Farmland Center conserves 2,675 acres. Read more.




forest canopyVermont Land Trust Receives Technology Grant to Improve Field Work in Mettowee Valley

TechFoundation Inc., a public charity based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, awarded a $10,000 TechGrant to the Vermont Land Trust to buy equipment that will allow for on-the-ground accurate mapping capabilities. Read more.


Tenney farm in snowPosted January 28, 2016

A New Beginning for a Fayston Farm

A historic hill farm in Fayston is being revived as a working farm. Today, valley-based farmers and food entrepreneurs Sebastian von Trapp, Georgia von Trapp, and Joey Nagy purchased the former Tenney Farm from the Vermont Land Trust. Read more.


WoodlandsPosted January 20, 2016

Siblings Conserve Weston Woodland in Honor of Father

The three children of Caroline Fritzinger and her late husband, Noel Fritzinger, donated a conservation easement on 85 acres of woodlands. The family’s multi-generation commitment to conservation runs deep. Caroline and Noel protected 235 acres in Weston between 1998 and 2003. Read more.


Biker on Mud Pond trailsPosted January 6, 2016

Williston's Mud Pond Park Expands

For years, people have enjoyed Mud Pond Country Park’s trails, in addition to more than a mile of trails located on a privately owned neighboring property. When a six-lot subdivision was proposed for the private land, VLT partnered with the Town of Williston to buy the parcel as an addition to the park. Read more.

Stream through sugarbushPosted January 7, 2016

Barnard Forestland Conserved with Vermont Land Trust

More bears than people inhabit an area of the state known as the Chateauguay, which covers 60,000 acres in Barnard, Bridgewater, Stockbridge, Killington and a small part of Pittsfield. The Vermont Land Trust and its partners have been working with landowners in this area for over 15 years to protect natural resources and ecological values. Most recently, Barnard resident Marty Bell donated a conservation easement on 83 acres along Smith Hill Road to the Vermont Land Trust. Read more.

Stone wall through forestPosted December 30, 2015

Generous Landowners Conserve more than 300 Acres in Southern Vermont

In the past four decades, more than 135,500 acres have been protected with the Vermont Land Trust by generous landowners who donated conservation restrictions on their properties. The three families who recently conserved their land manage their properties for various purposes including timber, recreation, wildlife habitat, stream and wetlands protection, and scenic appeal. Read more.

Merck forestPosted December 28, 2015

Merck Forest Works With Vermont Land Trust to Permanently Protect Land

This season of giving has brought a lasting present to those who enjoy Vermont’s landscape of forests and farmland. The Merck Forest and Farmland Center worked in partnership with the Vermont Land Trust to permanently protect more than 2,600 acres in Rupert, bringing the total number of protected acres to approximately 3,000. Read more.

Posted December 28, 2015

Vermont Land Trust Purchases Bluffside Farm; Plans to Engage Community

In response to community support in Newport City, Vermont, the Vermont Land Trust purchased the 129-acre Bluffside Farm on December 22, 2015. VLT will be a temporary owner of the farm in order to create time to work with the Newport community on a long-term ownership plan. Read more.

Ben Dana and Danielle Allen with vegetables

Posted December 21, 2015

Root 5 Farm in Fairlee Conserves Land

Farmers Danielle Allen and Ben Dana conserved 28 acres of excellent farmland along the Connecticut River, where they grow certified organic vegetables. "It's an honor to be able to farm on these soils and it's important to us to preserve this as a working farm for future generations,” said Danielle. Read more.


Diane and Walter BerthiaumePosted December 21, 2015

Fairfax Farm Conserved and Sold to New Dairy Farmers

After farming their Fairfax land for more than 25 years, Walter and Diane Berthiaume decided to work with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve the property and find new farmers to buy the farm. Read more.


Forest canopyPosted December 4, 2015

Annual Report 2014-15: Forests, Essential to the Fabric of our Future

Vermont is the fourth most forested state in the country, and so it is sometimes difficult to recognize the urgency of protecting this cherished resource. Read stories about VLT's forestland conservation work in our 2014-15 Annual Report.


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