Protecting Land for Wildlife

Protecting Land for Wildlife

Sally Schlueter grew up on a Kansas farm with horses, dogs, and cats. She raised sheep and goats as part of her local 4-H youth club and loved walking along streams and climbing trees. “I was always very connected to being outside and enjoying the natural world,” she...
No Other Place Quite Like It

No Other Place Quite Like It

Kingdom Heritage Lands at 20 Years Twenty years ago, the largest land sale in modern Vermont history resulted in the protection of some 132,000 acres of woods in far northeastern Vermont. It is one of the largest and wildest swaths of forest in the state. Initially...
What is the current status of the Bluffside Farm Trail Connector?

What is the current status of the Bluffside Farm Trail Connector?

The proposed Bluffside Farm trail connector will result in a seven-mile, car-free, recreational trail connecting downtown Newport with trails in Canada. The Vermont Land Trust and contractors presented project updates before the Newport Recreation Committee meeting on...
Crafting a Land Ethic

Crafting a Land Ethic

Aldo Leopold’s Conservation Legacy By Dan Kilborn, VLT forester It was an epic road trip: three days and a thousand miles of small towns, road construction, and stunning scenery, with a five- and two-year old in tow and only brief interludes of backseat...
New Farms Take Root in Vermont

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges of farming in a place without many farms. “We had some chicken tractors going in a field...