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Land Stewards Award Presented to Eleven Students

Land Stewards Award Presented to Eleven Students

Each year, the Vermont Land Trust gives out the Land Stewards Award to qualified junior and senior high school students across the state. The students are nominated by their teachers because of their commitment to agriculture and/or forestry. This year, eleven students received the award and a $250 cash prize from Vermont Land Trust representatives.

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Jericho Family Protects Forestland and Mill Brook Frontage

Jericho Family Protects Forestland and Mill Brook Frontage

Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein donated a conservation easement on 99 acres of forestland in Jericho. The land is in the Chittenden County Uplands Conservation Project area. This multi-group, landscape-scale project has been protecting forestland between Camels Hump State Park and Mt. Mansfield State Forest for 15 years.

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My Vermont: Irena’s Acres

My Vermont: Irena’s Acres

Richard and Buffy Lavoie, Saxtons River VT
Our land was purchased 10 years ago from Frank and Irena Gonyer and looks out over the Saxtons River Valley into Athens…

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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