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

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

Morgan: Lake Seymour Farm conserves more than 500 acres. Read more.
 

Randolph: Farmland transfers to next generation; river protected. Read more.
 

Ryegate: Clough dairy protects 84 acres for water quality. Read more.
 

Gihon riverJohnson: First river corridor on Gihon River protected. Read more.
 

vernal poolSharon: Sisters protect family woodland. Read more.
 

Troy: Dairy couple increases protections on riverside farmland. Read 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.

 

 


 

Farmland looking to lakeLake Seymour Farm Conserves More Than 500 Acres

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.

 

 


 

Joan Wortman and Matt DeomeDairy Farm and Section of White River Protected in Randolph

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 CloughClough Dairy Farm Creates Largest Legally Protected River Corridor in Vermont

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.

 

 


 

Gihon RiverOrganic Dairy Farmer Protects Stretch of Gihon River

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.

 

 


 

Three Sisters Protect Family Land in Sharon

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.

 

 


 

Meadow View farmWoodstock Farmland for Lease

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.

 

 


 

Historic barn and familyExperiencing the Land: 2015-16 Vermont Land Trust Annual Report

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.

 

 


 

CroplandNorris Berry Farm for Sale

VLT is seeking applications from dedicated farmers interested in this agricultural land in Monkton. Learn more.

 

 

 


 

River buffer plantingDairy Couple Helps Protect Missisquoi River Flood Resilience and Water Quality

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.

 

 


 

Lake Seymour Farm for Sale

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.

 

 

 


 

Historic ski lodge at Gilbert's HillGilbert's Hill Protected for Future Generations

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.

 

 


 

Cesario familyLocal Grass-Fed Beef Business Doubles Acreage

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.

 

 


 

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