Land Protection

We conserve farmland, forestland, and land important to communities. We match farmers with affordable farmland to encourage new businesses to grow. We also work with owners of conserved land to make sure that land remains healthy and productive.

How to Conserve Your Land

There are many ways to protect land you care about. Some options are charitable and others result in payment to the landowner. Common approaches include donating a conservation easement, donating land, or selling a conservation easement. We conserve working farms, forestland, and places important to communities, such as town forests or swimming holes. Read more about all the options here

Resources for Owners of Conserved Land

We value the relationships we have with the 1500+ people who own land conserved with Vermont Land Trust. Get answers to commonly asked questions or contact a regional stewardship manager or stewardship forester. Need information on land management, funding, or technical assistance? Check out our resources for farmers, or our resources for forest owners.

Farmland Access Program – Making Farmland Affordable

Our Farmland Access Program has helped many farmers buy their first farm and expand their business. We use permanent land conservation as a way to make land affordable. Are you an experienced farmer looking to buy a farm? Do you have a farm to sell but want help finding farmers to buy it? Learn more about this program.

Land for Sale

We currently have land for sale. See properties here

Land We’ve Conserved

See a map of land we’ve protected and places you can explore. And, read about recent conservation successes here.

 

 

Contact Us

Interested in conserving your land?

Contact one of our conservation staff members.

Do you own conserved land?

Contact your stewardship manager
Contact your stewardship forester

Are you looking for a farm?

Learn more about our Farmland Access Program.

 

 

 

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VLT
Facts
570,000+
Total acres
protected
700
Farms using
conserved land
400,000
Acres of
forestland
120
Recreation
spots
60
Miles
Catamount Trail
450
Miles
VAST Trail
2,300+
Properties
protected