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...
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 race car driver who still helps...
Conservation Helps Franklin Farm Expand

Conservation Helps Franklin Farm Expand

Riverview Farm has been in Michael and Denna Benjamin’s family since the 1940s. Located in Franklin on open land near the Canadian border, this well-run dairy is home to 550 Holsteins. In 2015, the Benjamins made many changes with an eye to the farm’s future. They...
Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

The Groton State Forest is spread across eight towns and more than 26,000 acres. It’s loved by many for its feeling of wilderness and its inviting scenic beauty and many recreational opportunities. It also has important wildlife habitat. This winter, VLT worked...
A New Need for an Old Tradition: Hunters help Vermont’s forests

A New Need for an Old Tradition: Hunters help Vermont’s forests

Maple sugar maker Ed Smith is intimately acquainted with the 150-plus protected acres surrounding his home in Rockingham. He has been walking the hilly property ever since he was a 12-year-old boy. Now 62, Ed helps manage the forests and fields, including promoting...