Celebrating 40 Years of Conservation with the Vermont Land Trust!

During the summer and fall of 2017, in honor of our 40th Anniversary, VLT hosted 40 events across the state. We are so grateful to the many landowners who invited people to tour their land and hear their stories. We also loved spending time with our members, and were inspired by hearing everyone’s enthusiasm for the places we’ve protected. We hope you enjoy these photos from these events:

 

We visited rice paddies and robotic milking machines, vernal pools and lakes, biking trails and logging roads. We learned about managing forests for timber and wildlife, raising cattle on pasture, and transitioning farms between generations and modes of production. We tasted the bounty of conserved lands: cider and apples, cheese, gelato, tomatoes, beef tacos, maple syrup, and multi-course dinners at conserved farms. And we met so many amazing Vermonters: farmers, foresters, hikers, authors, historians, children…plus a lot of cows