Focus on Forests: Using Mapping Technology to Protect Forestland

Focus on Forests: Using Mapping Technology to Protect Forestland

A question that members have asked the Vermont Land Trust is, how does the organization go about deciding what land to conserve? It’s a process that requires careful consideration, particularly when it comes to forestland. Because so much of Vermont is forested—76...
Saving Bat Habitat

Saving Bat Habitat

When an owner of conserved forestland recently conserved some neighboring land, we saw an opportunity to protect bat habitat in an old mine shaft located deep within his forest. The old mine is a prime hibernation area, or hibernaculum, for bats. According to Vermont...
Shoreham’s “Pinnacle” Protected

Shoreham’s “Pinnacle” Protected

Bill and Lissy Heminway recently purchased 130 mostly forested acres next to their home in Shoreham. The seller wanted to find a buyer who would protect the land, and Bill and Lissy were just those people. The Heminways immediately began working with VLT to make sure...
New Report: New England Losing 65 Acres of Forest per Day

New Report: New England Losing 65 Acres of Forest per Day

New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day, according to a new report released today by the Harvard Forest.  “The incremental chipping away of forest and farmland by scattered development is hard to see day-to-day but it...