Water Quality Protected on Three Rutland County Farms

Water Quality Protected on Three Rutland County Farms

Governor Phil Scott has designated August 21-26 as Vermont Clean Water Week, celebrating and promoting efforts to clean up Lake Champlain and other lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. In honor of Clean Water Week, the Vermont Land Trust announced the successful conservation of three Rutland County farms, where water quality was also protected for the Lake Champlain Basin.

Lussier Farm Expands, as Daughter Continues Farming the Land

Lussier Farm Expands, as Daughter Continues Farming the Land

Alison Lussier, 23-year-old daughter of Paul and Kari Lussier, was five when her family conserved their farm in Benson. Starting the dairy came with challenges, but Alison remembers her childhood as the best years of her life. Alison was barely aware that her family’s...
Mettowee Farmers Protect Farmland and Natural Features

Mettowee Farmers Protect Farmland and Natural Features

Traci and Scott Cleveland are part of the vibrant Mettowee Valley dairy community. They have expanded their business over the years, purchasing their first farm in Pawlet in 1994 and conserving it with VLT in 2007. In 2010, the couple purchased land from Scott’s uncle...
Organic Dairy Farm and Section of White River Protected in Tunbridge

Organic Dairy Farm and Section of White River Protected in Tunbridge

Tunbridge—Dairy farmers Corey and Ann Chapman have a cheerful household motto: “kids and cows.” Though the saying is simple enough, life is very busy for the Chapmans as they go about managing five kids and 115 cows at their organic dairy farm along the First Branch...