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.
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.
Jim and Sharlyn Jordan protected 514 acres of their dairy farm, which they have owned and operated for over 30 years. They are also working with VLT to find a new farm buyer through our Farmland Access Program. Read more.
As Joan Wortman neared retirement, she wanted to make sure her land would continue to be farmed and well cared for. By selling conservation easements on the farm and riverfront land, Joan will be able to provide for her retirement while reducing the price of the land for Matt Deome—a 23-year-old dairy farmer from Pennsylvania. Read more.
Rick and Kelly Clough protected 84 acres on their conserved dairy farm in Ryegate to improve flood resilience and water quality along the Wells River. Read more.
In Johnson, dairy farmer Warren Rankin of Top Rankin Farm protected 12 riverside acres, creating the first river corridor easement along the Gihon River. Read more.
Linda Begiebing, Prudence Finn, and Charbra Jestin donated a conservation easement on 72 acres in Sharon. Located off Sugarhouse Road, this remote tract of forest was purchased by the sisters’ ancestor Isaac Simonds in 1822, and was later a sheep farm. Read more.
The owners of Meadow View Farm in Woodstock and VLT are seeking a farmer interested in starting an agricultural business to apply to lease farmland along Pomfret Road in Woodstock. Learn more.
See our work over the past year through featured stories and photographs, or download the full report as a PDF! Read VLT's Annual Report.
VLT is seeking applications from dedicated farmers interested in this agricultural land in Monkton. Learn more.
Young dairy farmers Ben Moulton and Amanda Taylor worked with the Vermont Land Trust and the Department of Environmental Conservation to protect more than a mile of Missisquoi River frontage by selling conservation restrictions on 38 acres abutting the river. Read more.
This 571-acre farm in Morgan is for sale as three parcels, which can be purchased separately or together. Learn more about the farmland and the application process here.
Gilbert's Hill in Woodstock is now permanently protected for public recreation, historic preservation, and natural and scenic resources. The hill was the site of the first ski tow in America, which was powered by a Model T Ford engine in January of 1934. Read more.
Cheryl and Marc Cesario, farmers of Meeting Place Pastures in Cornwall, purchased 90 acres from their neighbor, Matt Bonner, who had conserved the land with the Vermont Land Trust in order to make it more affordable to the Cesarios. Read more.