St. Johnsbury Couple Protects Forest for Wildlife

St. Johnsbury Couple Protects Forest for Wildlife

From a young age, Sally Schlueter knew she wanted to work with animals. Her career as a veterinarian began in Kansas and led her to Texas, Maryland, and Cairo. She landed in Vermont in 1994, where she now practices in the Northeast Kingdom. She and her husband Ric...
Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time VLT members Meg Handler and David Kaminsky donated a conservation easement on 121 acres of forestland in Underhill. They had recently bought the land with the intent of permanently conserving it. The property abuts Mount Mansfield State Forest—something that...
Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

The Groton State Forest is spread across eight towns and more than 26,000 acres. It’s loved by many for its feeling of wilderness and its inviting scenic beauty and many recreational opportunities. It also has important wildlife habitat. This winter, VLT worked...
Community Group Buys and Protects Storied Ski Mountain in Woodford

Community Group Buys and Protects Storied Ski Mountain in Woodford

Since the late 1930s, when Alex Drysdale opened the first rope tow on Prospect Mountain in Woodford, people have enjoyed its scenery and high terrain. These days, thousands come from all over for the highest elevation cross-country skiing in the state. The place is so...
A New Need for an Old Tradition: Hunters help Vermont’s forests

A New Need for an Old Tradition: Hunters help Vermont’s forests

Maple sugar maker Ed Smith is intimately acquainted with the 150-plus protected acres surrounding his home in Rockingham. He has been walking the hilly property ever since he was a 12-year-old boy. Now 62, Ed helps manage the forests and fields, including promoting...