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Hinesburg Farm Conserved and Sold to New Farmers

Hinesburg Farm Conserved and Sold to New Farmers

Organic dairy farmers Joe and Emily Donegan are thrilled to now own farmland in Joe’s hometown of Hinesburg. They were able to buy the 258-acre property because the O’Neil family conserved the land with VLT, which made it more affordable for Joe and Emily. The O’Neil...

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Pieter’s Lens  – A Red Eft Sighting

Pieter’s Lens – A Red Eft Sighting

by Pieter van Loon, VLT forester -- Red efts are the juvenile stage of the eastern newt. Did you know newts can live up to 15 years? That means a newt year is roughly equivalent to a dog year. This one climbed to the top of a coltsfoot leaf. What do you suppose drove...

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Total acres
protected
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