My Vermont: Saddle Meadows

My Vermont: Saddle Meadows

Liza Ketchum, Dorset VT
We hike to Dorset’s Saddle Meadows every fall, after our neighbor mows the chest-high grass. Once an active farm and orchard, the upper field used to offer dramatic views of the Adirondacks…

Lussier Farm Expands, as Daughter Continues Farming the Land

Lussier Farm Expands, as Daughter Continues Farming the Land

Alison Lussier, 23-year-old daughter of Paul and Kari Lussier, was five when her family conserved their farm in Benson. Starting the dairy came with challenges, but Alison remembers her childhood as the best years of her life. Alison was barely aware that her family’s...
Windmill Hill Nature Reserve Still Expanding After Two Decades

Windmill Hill Nature Reserve Still Expanding After Two Decades

For 25 years, the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association (WHPA) has worked to create the Windmill Hill Nature Reserve, for both people and wildlife. The original goal was to protect access to Pinnacle peak in memory of Jamie Charles Latham of Westminster. In 1997 WHPA...
Windmill Ridge Nature Reserve Adds 70 Acres

Windmill Ridge Nature Reserve Adds 70 Acres

Athens, Westminster, and Rockingham — The Vermont Land Trust and Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association (WHPA) announced today that 70 more acres in Athens, Westminster, and Rockingham were added to the Windmill Ridge Nature Reserve. The newly protected land was...
My Vermont: Irena’s Acres

My Vermont: Irena’s Acres

Richard and Buffy Lavoie, Saxtons River VT
Our land was purchased 10 years ago from Frank and Irena Gonyer and looks out over the Saxtons River Valley into Athens…