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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.
 

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

 

 


 

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.

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