Supporting land conservation and the Vermont Land Trust can take many forms. Membership gifts of cash or securities are by far the most popular way to help, but we also appreciate that our members are as unique as snowflakes and giving styles can be varied.
Here are some of the other ways you can further our conservation work:
Each year, we join together with local communities to conserve properties that require community fundraising. Typically these properties have some community-oriented focus; such as a farm that provides food locally, a sledding hill, or a town forest. Read more.
Some land conservation deals require agile financial strategies that enable us to act quickly when a property is for sale. Conservation buyers can help with loans, liquidity to buy and hold a piece of land temporarily, or other restricted gifts. We typically pair conservation buyers with a project in our Farmland Access Program. Read more.
On a daily basis, we ask, “how can we keep farming viable in Vermont?” One of the largest hurdles for a new farmer is the cost of buying land. Through the generosity of conservation buyers and other creative giving to our Farmland Access Program we arrange for the purchase, conservation, and resale of farms to a new farmers at a price they can afford. Learn about the program.
Do you own property that you would like to permanently conserve? VLT works with landowners who wish to donate easements. The property remains in private ownership, and the easement—which restricts development—remains part of the land record. Read more.
Making a Gift-in-Kind
VLT gratefully accepts gifts of goods and services. Please contact Vice President for Community Relations Elise Annes at (802) 262-1206 if you would like to help with a gift in kind.