Hunting by Written Permission at Bluffside Farm in Newport

Hunting by Written Permission at Bluffside Farm in Newport

Following last year’s successful first hunting season on Bluffside Farm in Newport, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) has decided to hold a lottery for hunting on the property again this year. The land trust plans to issue permission for deer hunting at Bluffside during...
Couple Returns to Farming through VLT’s Farmland Access Program

Couple Returns to Farming through VLT’s Farmland Access Program

Dana Burkewitz grew up on his family’s dairy in Irasburg, taking part in running the farm through his early adulthood. He later went on to operate a trucking and logging business, but he and his wife, Wendy, wanted to return to a farming life. They saw a window of...
A New Farm for Brault’s Market

A New Farm for Brault’s Market

Tony Brault runs a successful meat business, raising more than 100 cattle and 150 pigs each year. He has a slaughterhouse, and sells through wholesale accounts, and from his retail shop in Troy, where he smokes ham and makes beef jerky. But most of the 400 acres that...
“A Lasting Change for the Better” in East Haven

“A Lasting Change for the Better” in East Haven

Francie Hersey’s relationship with the forest next to her home in East Haven began decades ago. For years, she sent Christmas cards to the owners, who lived out of state, asking if they might be willing to sell her a small piece of their property. Those letters were...
Vermont Land Trust Receives $425,000 Grant for Recreation in Newport

Vermont Land Trust Receives $425,000 Grant for Recreation in Newport

We are thrilled to announce that we received a major grant that will go toward creating a four-season waterfront recreational trail through our Bluffside Farm property in Newport. This portion of the trail would be one phase of an effort to create a seven-mile trail...