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.

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See the Woods Through the Eyes of a Hunter

October 19, 9 am – 1 pm, Richmond

Spend time with veteran hunters and see the land in a new way. We’ll walk the woods and learn about habitat, the animals that use it, how to read wildlife signs, and the concept of fair chase.

Black Ash Basketmaking

November 16 & 17, Montpelier

Black ash trees are uniquely suitable for basketmaking, and members of Vermont’s Abenaki community and many others have made black ash baskets for centuries. Learn every step of traditional black ash basketry in this forest-to-basket class!

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 it 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