Pieter’s Lens – The Loon Story Continues

Pieter’s Lens – The Loon Story Continues

By Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — Back in May I was taking my cameras for a walk on 90 acres of conserved land on the shore of South Pond in Marlboro. When I stuck my head through the thicket of speckled alders on the pond edge, I was surprised to see two loons...
Learning on the Land: Connecting a New Generation to Conserved Land

Learning on the Land: Connecting a New Generation to Conserved Land

Morning chores start at 7:30 at the Farms for City Kids program at Spring Brook Farm in Reading. The kids on “team 3” from East Harlem’s Central Park East 2 elementary school clump in the corner of a barn while herd manager Sarah Lewis shows them how to unclip a cow...
Sisters Protect Large Forest in Newfane

Sisters Protect Large Forest in Newfane

Three sisters—Cay Stratton, Cary Stratton Boyd, and Laura Stratton—conserved 956 acres of forestland in Newfane. They spent their childhood summers on the property and are continuing that tradition with their family. “In 1941, our parents bought a broken-down...
Annual Celebration Photos!

Annual Celebration Photos!

Thank you to all who came to our Annual Celebration! The day was graced with glorious weather, learning, sharing, and laughter. With a riverside walk, a tour of Full Plate Farm, cider making, barnyard animals to visit, and forest trails to explore, there was something...
Family Lands Protected in Westminster

Family Lands Protected in Westminster

Burt and Lisa Nowers donated a conservation easement on 58 acres of forests, fields, and open wetland. The land was once part of a farm that was originally bought by Burt’s ancestors in 1778. The farm remained in the family until the 1940s. In 2013, Burt and Lisa...