Ryegate Forest and Farmland Conserved

Ryegate Forest and Farmland Conserved

Jules Prown, a professor of art history at Yale University, and has done much of his scholarly writing on a property in Ryegate he has owned since 1972. The land was once a small hill farm used as a dairy, and Jules has continued to lease the meadow to farmers for...
Prime Farmland in Randolph Center to Remain Open

Prime Farmland in Randolph Center to Remain Open

Judith Parker’s land stretches from Route 66 to Water Street, parallel to East Bethel Road in the Randolph Center Historic District. Vermont Technical College uses this field of fine agricultural soil as pasture and cropland for their farm operation. For some time,...
Neighbors Work Together to Conserve Historic Farms in Newbury

Neighbors Work Together to Conserve Historic Farms in Newbury

When Newbury was settled by Europeans in the late 1700s, one of the first colonists to spend the winter in the area lived on the hills just east of Scotch Hollow, near what is now Jefferson Hill Road. After the turn of the century, the Randall family lived there,...
Large Forest Parcel in Belvidere Sold to Barred Woods LLC

Large Forest Parcel in Belvidere Sold to Barred Woods LLC

Barred Woods, LLC, a partnership of Vermont-based friends who share a commitment to sound forest stewardship and public access, purchased 450 acres in Belvidere from VLT and The Nature Conservancy. The two conservation organizations had owned and sustainably managed...
Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Sabra Ewing has vivid childhood memories of long Sunday walks with her class at The Mountain School in Vershire. The children would follow the Cross Rivendell Trail to the clearing atop Flag Pole Hill, where a flag flies to this day. Years later the owners of the hill...