Nearly 3,000 Acres Added to Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Nearly 3,000 Acres Added to Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area

January 2017 — The rugged mountains of the Taconic Range present themselves dramatically in Poultney and Ira. The rocky outcrop of Bird’s Eye Mountain (over 2,000 feet) is joined by Herrick Mountain, Spruce Knob, and many more. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife...
Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Our Farmland Access Program connects farmers with land where they can start or expand a business. Through the sale of conservation easements that limit development and protect environmental features, the program lowers the cost of farms and finds ways to help farmers afford them. We ensure easements are upheld, but otherwise farms tell their own stories upon the land—stories that inevitably change both the farm and the farmer. Farmers from three farms share their stories: Elmer Farm in Middlebury, Northeast Vine Supply in Pawlet, and Kingsbury Market Garden in Warren.