What We Do

We protect the land that makes Vermont special – farms, forests, parks, trails, ponds and more. Over the past 40 years, the Vermont Land Trust has conserved more than half a million acres including 900 farm properties and large stretches of uninterrupted forest. 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.

Fall Foliage Trail Ride

September 29; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Green Mountain Horse Association for a horseback ride on conserved land in South Woodstock. Learn more.

Transitioning to Organic Farming

September 23; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join dairy farmers in Hardwick to learn about the process of converting to organic production, and how conservation played a role in the process. Sign up now!

Wildlands and Woodlands in Action

September 24; 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Hike a forest in Groton that has been managed to re-wild 650 acres. Learn more.

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
570,000+
Total acres
protected
700
Farms using
conserved land
400,000
Acres of
forestland
120
Recreation
spots
60
Miles
Catamount Trail
450
Miles
VAST Trail
2,300+
Properties
protected