Making a Difference for Wildlife: Families Conserve Over 350 Acres

Making a Difference for Wildlife: Families Conserve Over 350 Acres

When staff members from VLT and the Stowe Land Trust visited a Waterbury property last winter they witnessed a mother bear accompanying her two cubs up a towering oak tree. They knew the land was in an important travel route for wide-ranging animals like bears, but it...
Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

The Stickney Farm lies along both sides of Pleasant Valley Road in Rockingham. It has been in the Stickney family since 1897, when they began supplying the Bellows Falls area with maple syrup and butter. Richard Stickney returned to the farm in the 1950s, after...
A Gift of Land for Newport’s Bluffside Farm

A Gift of Land for Newport’s Bluffside Farm

Vermont Land Trust recently received a small land gift. Like many small gifts, its impact far exceeds its size. Three brothers, Hank, Tom, and Doug Amon, own land in Newport that has been in their family for many generations. The property is just across the road from...
Large Wetlands Protected for Wildlife and for Public Use

Large Wetlands Protected for Wildlife and for Public Use

The largest wetland area in Hinesburg, located off Baldwin Road, spans about 200 acres. It is home to beavers and a host of other animals. In 2013, a large portion of these wetlands were protected when members of the Carse family conserved 225 acres with VLT and...