Pieter’s Lens – An Osprey Sighting in Brattleboro

Pieter’s Lens – An Osprey Sighting in Brattleboro

by Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — You know what’s great about the conserved Retreat Farm in Brattleboro? Just about everything. Sure, it is over 450 acres of conserved forestland, farmland, and water—right in the heart of the seventh largest town in Vermont....
Pieter’s Lens – Following a Loon Family on South Pond

Pieter’s Lens – Following a Loon Family on South Pond

By Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — Earlier this year, I took at photo of a loon displaying on South Pond in Marlboro. Apparently the courtship that accompanied that display was convincing, as the loons I saw that day now have two chicks. All of the shoreline of...
Keeping Vermont’s Water Clean

Keeping Vermont’s Water Clean

When we invest in our water, we invest in our future. In this new video, Vermont Land Trust’s Tyler Miller and forester Charlie Hancock talk about why conservation and water quality go hand in hand. Learn how vegetated buffers on farms are important to river...
A Connected Landscape: The Clear Waters Initiative

A Connected Landscape: The Clear Waters Initiative

The eastern brook trout, greenish-brown, with yellow marbling and a pink belly, is prized by local anglers— so much so, that it is one of Vermont’s two state fish. Anglers and biologists alike consider the brook trout to be an indicator species, meaning a healthy...
Choiniere Farm: Generations on the Land

Choiniere Farm: Generations on the Land

The farm fields in Highgate in far northwestern Vermont are wide, rolling, and open. The closer one gets to the Canadian border, the more the land flattens out. Driving north from Highgate Center, you pass a succession of dairy farms, each with its own strategy for...