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Vershire Couple Conserves Forestland

Vershire Couple Conserves Forestland

Joan Waltermire and John Douglas live in Vershire on land they have owned for many years. Joan is a naturalist and long-time employee of the Montshire Museum, and John is a professional photographer. In June, they donated a conservation easement on 30 acres of...

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My Vermont: Saddle Meadows

My Vermont: Saddle Meadows

Liza Ketchum, Dorset VT
We hike to Dorset’s Saddle Meadows every fall, after our neighbor mows the chest-high grass. Once an active farm and orchard, the upper field used to offer dramatic views of the Adirondacks…

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Worcester Range Forest Conserved in Waterbury

Worcester Range Forest Conserved in Waterbury

Ann Johnson and her late husband, Samuel, bought their land along the Worcester Range in Waterbury almost 50 years ago. Ann and her family fell in love with the forest, and wanted to ensure that it would be protected in the future. So this June, Ann donated the...

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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