Conserving Land to Support Clean Water in Lewis Creek

Conserving Land to Support Clean Water in Lewis Creek

This past fall, Peter Briggs worked with VLT and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to protect land along 1.5 miles of Lewis Creek in Starksboro. The creek is a priority for clean water initiatives because it flows into Lake Champlain. “No...
A Farm at the Heart of its Community

A Farm at the Heart of its Community

In her 44 years of farming in Monkton, Norma Norris put her family farm at the heart of the community. She and her husband started out dairy farming in 1973. In ’95, they switched to what had been Norma’s sideline: delicious strawberries. They added veggies, more...
VLT’s Holiday Gift Guide! Support Vermont Businesses & Conservation

VLT’s Holiday Gift Guide! Support Vermont Businesses & Conservation

Holiday season is underway, and we’re plenty familiar with the rush to find the perfect gift. Never fear! We’ve created the ultimate gift guide to get you through holiday shopping, while also supporting local businesses and conservation in Vermont. Check it out and...
Working Together for Clean Water

Working Together for Clean Water

Cliffords have been farming in Starksboro since the family first arrived from Scotland in 1790. “What history has told us,” says eighth-generation farmer Eric Clifford, pointing east from his kitchen window, “is because Mr. John Deere hadn’t invented the steel plow...
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...