Conservation Helps Franklin Farm Expand

Conservation Helps Franklin Farm Expand

Riverview Farm has been in Michael and Denna Benjamin’s family since the 1940s. Located in Franklin on open land near the Canadian border, this well-run dairy is home to 550 Holsteins. In 2015, the Benjamins made many changes with an eye to the farm’s future. They...
St. Johnsbury Couple Protects Forest for Wildlife

St. Johnsbury Couple Protects Forest for Wildlife

From a young age, Sally Schlueter knew she wanted to work with animals. Her career as a veterinarian began in Kansas and led her to Texas, Maryland, and Cairo. She landed in Vermont in 1994, where she now practices in the Northeast Kingdom. She and her husband Ric...
Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time VLT members Meg Handler and David Kaminsky donated a conservation easement on 121 acres of forestland in Underhill. They had recently bought the land with the intent of permanently conserving it. The property abuts Mount Mansfield State Forest—something that...
Chester Farm Conserved and Sold to Local Family

Chester Farm Conserved and Sold to Local Family

Donald and Helen Farrar purchased farmland on Flamstead Road in Chester in the late 1940s. They ran Crow Hill Farm as a dairy with a herd of registered Jerseys and added more land over the years. Later, their sons, Alan and Michael, kept beef cows there. After their...
Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

The Groton State Forest is spread across eight towns and more than 26,000 acres. It’s loved by many for its feeling of wilderness and its inviting scenic beauty and many recreational opportunities. It also has important wildlife habitat. This winter, VLT worked...