A Love of Place: Pasture and Woods Protected in North Danville

A Love of Place: Pasture and Woods Protected in North Danville

Ruth Rubin didn’t grow up in North Danville. She came and stayed by choice, developing a deep love for her community and her farm. Beyond her carefully tended gardens lie productive meadows. Ruth’s love for the property led her to conserve it. “I have lived on this...
Franklin County Veterinarian Protects Farm and Wildlife Habitat

Franklin County Veterinarian Protects Farm and Wildlife Habitat

Milt Robison is a well-respected, large-animal veterinarian who has been practicing in Franklin County since 1964. Milt is also a beef farmer and thinks conserving good farmland is one of the best things Vermont can do to maintain the working landscape. This summer he...
Eighth-Generation Farm on Lewis Creek in Starksboro Conserved

Eighth-Generation Farm on Lewis Creek in Starksboro Conserved

Lewis Creek begins on the western flanks of the Green Mountains and winds its way westward for 30 miles through Addison County to join Lake Champlain. The creek is a priority for clean water initiatives, and farmers who have land near or along the creek are essential...
Large Wetlands Protected for Wildlife and for Public Use

Large Wetlands Protected for Wildlife and for Public Use

The largest wetland area in Hinesburg, located off Baldwin Road, spans about 200 acres. It is home to beavers and a host of other animals. In 2013, a large portion of these wetlands were protected when members of the Carse family conserved 225 acres with VLT and...
Vern-Mont Farm Conserves Second Parcel in Vernon

Vern-Mont Farm Conserves Second Parcel in Vernon

In 1871, Jeff Dunklee’s great-great-grandfather bought land to farm on the far-southern border of Vermont. With its proximity to the Connecticut River, the rich loamy soils held the promise of supporting generations of farmers to come. Today, Jeff and his family are...