Vershire Couple Conserves Forestland

Vershire Couple Conserves Forestland

Joan Waltermire and John Douglas live in Vershire on land they have owned for many years. Joan is a naturalist and long-time employee of the Montshire Museum, and John is a professional photographer. In June, they donated a conservation easement on 30 acres of...
Worcester Range Forest Conserved in Waterbury

Worcester Range Forest Conserved in Waterbury

Ann Johnson and her late husband, Samuel, bought their land along the Worcester Range in Waterbury almost 50 years ago. Ann and her family fell in love with the forest, and wanted to ensure that it would be protected in the future. So this June, Ann donated the...
“A Lasting Change for the Better” in East Haven

“A Lasting Change for the Better” in East Haven

Francie Hersey’s relationship with the forest next to her home in East Haven began decades ago. For years, she sent Christmas cards to the owners, who lived out of state, asking if they might be willing to sell her a small piece of their property. Those letters were...
Scrag Town Forest Gateway Protected by Town of Waitsfield

Scrag Town Forest Gateway Protected by Town of Waitsfield

The Town of Waitsfield has completed its long-sought purchase and permanent conservation of 110 acres of forestland at the north end of Bowen Road, adjacent to the Town’s existing 640-acre Scrag Town Forest. This culminates a two-year effort spearheaded by the...
Windmill Hill Nature Reserve Still Expanding After Two Decades

Windmill Hill Nature Reserve Still Expanding After Two Decades

For 25 years, the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association (WHPA) has worked to create the Windmill Hill Nature Reserve, for both people and wildlife. The original goal was to protect access to Pinnacle peak in memory of Jamie Charles Latham of Westminster. In 1997 WHPA...