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Fairmont Farm Passes Conservation Milestone

Fairmont Farm Passes Conservation Milestone

Shortly after being selected as Vermont’s Dairy of the Year for 2017, Fairmont Farm reached another milestone when Richard and Bonnie Hall and their nephew Tucker Purchase conserved 360 acres of the former Lylehaven Farm in East Montpelier. Now, more than half of the...

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40 Ways to Love Vermont: VLT Celebrates its Birthday

40 Ways to Love Vermont: VLT Celebrates its Birthday

This summer, at an unnamed pond deep in the hills of Bakersfield, 28 baby herons looked down curiously from their nests as a small group of people near the water’s forested edge looked back at them. These were juvenile great blue herons, and they looked vaguely...

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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