A Legacy of Dairy and Farmland Protection in Addison County

A Legacy of Dairy and Farmland Protection in Addison County

For four generations, the families of Stephanie and Seth Pope have farmed near the shore of Lake Champlain in central Addison County. “We grew up working beside our parents,” Stephanie says. “It’s in our blood and we love it.” The Popes run North Wind Acres dairy on...
Conserved Land Bridges Gap in Green Mountain National Forest

Conserved Land Bridges Gap in Green Mountain National Forest

A bird’s-eye view of the Green Mountain National Forest shows large areas with smoothly rounded edges. But a closer look reveals private land interspersed with the nearly 400,000 acres of national forest. Bridging these gaps is a conservation goal, because...
Organic Dairy Farmers Conserve Third Farm Property

Organic Dairy Farmers Conserve Third Farm Property

George “Jeep” and JoAnne Madison operate the organic Madison Dairy Farm in Shoreham, together with their son, Will. A few years ago, they purchased a nearby farm from the Wagner family, which they now use to grow hay for their herd of 80 milking cows. Having...
Morristown Dairy Farm Conserved

Morristown Dairy Farm Conserved

When he’s not racing stock cars at Thunder Road in Barre, Dwayne Lanphear can usually be found at L&L Farms, his 150-cow dairy in Morristown. Racing and farming are family affairs for Dwayne: his father, Joe, is a retired farmer and racecar driver who still helps...
Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time VLT members Meg Handler and David Kaminsky donated a conservation easement on 121 acres of forestland in Underhill. They had recently bought the land with the intent of permanently conserving it. The property abuts Mount Mansfield State Forest—something that...