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...
Protecting Land for Wildlife

Protecting Land for Wildlife

Sally Schlueter grew up on a Kansas farm with horses, dogs, and cats. She raised sheep and goats as part of her local 4-H youth club and loved walking along streams and climbing trees. “I was always very connected to being outside and enjoying the natural world,” she...
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...
Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

October 4, 2019 — The Stickney Farm lies along both sides of Pleasant Valley Road in Rockingham. It has been in the Stickney family since 1897, when they began supplying the Bellows Falls area with maple syrup and butter. Richard Stickney returned to the farm in...
A Love of Place: Pasture and Woods Protected in North Danville

A Love of Place: Pasture and Woods Protected in North Danville

Ruth Rubin didn’t grow up in North Danville. She came and stayed by choice, developing a deep love for her community and her farm. Beyond her carefully tended gardens lie productive meadows. Ruth’s love for the property led her to conserve it. “I have lived on this...