Dairy Protects Farmland in South Hero

Dairy Protects Farmland in South Hero

The scenic Lake Champlain Islands stretch 30 miles south of the Canadian border. This summer, Tom Bellavance of Sunset Lake Farm conserved 53 acres of open and forested land on the southern-most island, South Hero. The cropland on the property will be used to grow...
Productive Farmland Conserved in St. Albans

Productive Farmland Conserved in St. Albans

Up in Franklin County, St. Albans and Swanton have some of the best farmland in Vermont. It’s also an area with high development pressure. Fortunately, landowners and conservationists have been working together for decades to protect this valuable resource. The two...
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...