What We Do

We protect the land that makes Vermont special – farms, forests, parks, trails, ponds and more. We want to make sure that people today and future generations are able to enjoy the land and Vermont’s rural traditions like those who came before us. Learn more.

Come to an event

Vernal Pool Walk

April 28    1 – 5 pm

Explore vernal pools in the vast forests of central Vermont’s Worcester Range with herpetologist Kiley Briggs and VLT ecologist Allaire Diamond. Learn about the frogs, salamanders, and other creatures that depend on vernal pools for survival.

Vermont’s Farming Heritage and the Next Generation of Farmers

April 18    5:15 – 6:30 pm

Come learn about our Farmland Access Program. Meet VLT’s Jon Ramsay, and Elise and Kegan Dewey of the conserved Littlewood Farm in Plainfield. 

Invasive Plants and What You Can Do

April 30    5:15 – 6:30 pm

Identifying and dealing with non-native plants can be daunting. VLT foresters Pieter van Loon and Caitlin Cusack will share tips and help you find ways to control invasives, in rural or urban areas.

Conserve Your Land

One way we can protect Vermont’s working landscape is to conserve land. This land includes productive farmland; forests rich with timber and wildlife habitat; and town forests and trails that further our connection to nature and neighbors. We work with both private landowners and communities to protect that land that makes Vermont special. Learn more.

Our Farmland Access Program

Farmland is expensive. This makes is hard for farms to get started or expand. We created the Farmland Access Program to help entrepreneurial farmers find affordable land of their own. Learn more.

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VLT
Facts
593,000+
Total acres
protected
720+
Farms using
conserved land
420,000
Acres of
forestland
170
Recreation
spots
60
Miles
Catamount Trail
460
Miles
VAST Trail
2,500+
Properties
protected