Jericho Family Protects Forestland and Mill Brook Frontage

Jericho Family Protects Forestland and Mill Brook Frontage

Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein donated a conservation easement on 99 acres of forestland in Jericho. The land is in the Chittenden County Uplands Conservation Project area. This multi-group, landscape-scale project has been protecting forestland between Camels Hump State Park and Mt. Mansfield State Forest for 15 years.

Shelburne’s Barr Farm Conserved and Sold to New Farmer

Shelburne’s Barr Farm Conserved and Sold to New Farmer

The Barr Farm, which borders both sides of Pond Road, is an important part of Shelburne’s agriculture heritage. Wayne Barr and Gail Parsons’ parents, Richmond and Elizabeth, bought the farm in 1946. The farm was active until Wayne sold his dairy herd in 2014. The...
Sugaring Business Expands in Jay

Sugaring Business Expands in Jay

As Jon Rybkiewicz puts it, he and his wife Melissa visited Vermont 10 years ago and never left. Jon and Melissa are the owners of Red Leaf Hollow Farms and this month they purchased 625 acres of the Atlas Timberlands from the Vermont Land Trust and The Nature...
A New Town Forest for Georgia

A New Town Forest for Georgia

February 2017 –An effort by the Town of Georgia and VLT has resulted in a 179-acre town forest available for hiking, skiing, hunting, and more. The project, completed in February, was six years in the making. It began when a member of the Georgia Conservation...