Averill’s Quimby Country Inspires Generosity

Averill’s Quimby Country Inspires Generosity

One of the largest gifts VLT received in 2018 came from a group of folks whose love of Vermont was born at Quimby Country, a historic and rustic retreat within walking distance of Canada. For Alan Cattier, one of those donors, a 45-year-old memory of Northern Lights...

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King Farm: Letting the Land Teach Us

King Farm: Letting the Land Teach Us

 By Pieter van Loon, VLT forester -- Nineteen years ago, I drove up the hill to King Farm, in Woodstock, for my first day of work at VLT. I went past the sprawling white farmhouse and parked next to the main barn, its shingle siding aged to the color of dark...

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What’s your ash story?

What’s your ash story?

Our woods are on the brink of massive change. Vermont’s 150 million ash trees are all threatened by an invasive insect, emerald ash borer, that was first detected here in 2018. But for now, ash trees are largely alive and well in Vermont, providing important habitat...

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VLT
Facts
593,000+
Total acres
protected
720+
Farms using
conserved land
420,000
Acres of
forestland
170
Recreation
spots
60
Miles
Catamount Trail
460
Miles
VAST Trail
2,500+
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