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.

Exploration of Mills Riverside Park

August 5, 2017; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family friendly event! A guided exploration of the plants and animals that live in Mills Riverside Park in Jericho. Learn more.

Vermont Wendell Berry Dinner and Young Farmers Celebration

August 5, 2017; 6:00 – 8:30 pm

An evening for young farmers to connect over food at the Knoll Farm in Fayston. Learn more.

Hike or Bike Hardwick Trails

August 12, 2017; 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Join us by bike or on foot to explore the Shepard/Cockrell Farmlands and connected trails. Learn more.

Farm to Pizza: The Working Landscape of Shelburne Farms

August 12, 2017; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Harvest fresh ingredients to build a pizza from scratch; family friendly event! 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