Vermont Land Trust Donates Land for Recreation Project

Vermont Land Trust Donates Land for Recreation Project

If you’ve recently driven between Worcester and Elmore on Route 12, you may have noticed a pull-off marked by a flag, near a large rock. That pull-off leads to the North Branch Cascades, well loved by locals, featuring seven cascading waterfalls and natural swimming...
Sisters Protect Large Forest in Newfane

Sisters Protect Large Forest in Newfane

Three sisters—Cay Stratton, Cary Stratton Boyd, and Laura Stratton—conserved 956 acres of forestland in Newfane. They spent their childhood summers on the property and are continuing that tradition with their family. “In 1941, our parents bought a broken-down...
Family Lands Protected in Westminster

Family Lands Protected in Westminster

Burt and Lisa Nowers donated a conservation easement on 58 acres of forests, fields, and open wetland. The land was once part of a farm that was originally bought by Burt’s ancestors in 1778. The farm remained in the family until the 1940s. In 2013, Burt and Lisa...
Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area Expanded

Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area Expanded

The Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located on the Mount Tabor–Danby line directly west of the Green Mountain National Forest. With its flat fields, rocky foothills, cold-water creek, and associated wetlands, it has become a favorite spot for hunting,...
Pieter’s Lens – An important time to learn more about ash trees

Pieter’s Lens – An important time to learn more about ash trees

by Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — I was recently reminded that ash trees are dioecious (pronounced die-EESH-iss). That is just a fancy way of saying there are male ash trees and female ash trees. For most of the year you can’t tell them apart, but right now it...