40 Ways to Love Vermont: VLT Celebrates its Birthday

40 Ways to Love Vermont: VLT Celebrates its Birthday

This summer, at an unnamed pond deep in the hills of Bakersfield, 28 baby herons looked down curiously from their nests as a small group of people near the water’s forested edge looked back at them. These were juvenile great blue herons, and they looked vaguely...
VLT and AmeriCorps: Hands-On Land Management

VLT and AmeriCorps: Hands-On Land Management

When Nate and Jessie Rogers bought their 133-acre farm on the Dog River in Berlin, they knew they were going to have river problems. Damage to the riverbanks delivered by 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene, coupled with the river’s twists and turns, has continually presented...
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...
The Lady’s Slipper

The Lady’s Slipper

From Forest to Facebook
It was one of those days that I had to remind myself I was actually working. As I motored along the dirt roads of the upper Ompompanoosuc River valley, glimpses of faraway hills flickered through the trees in early June sunshine…