Conserving Land to Support Clean Water in Lewis Creek

Conserving Land to Support Clean Water in Lewis Creek

This past fall, Peter Briggs worked with VLT and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to protect land along 1.5 miles of Lewis Creek in Starksboro. The creek is a priority for clean water initiatives because it flows into Lake Champlain. “No...
Brothers Protect Family Land in Londonderry

Brothers Protect Family Land in Londonderry

December 5, 2019 — Brothers Jim and Bob Twitchell were born and raised on a farm that has been in their family for 160 years. With sweeping views of the Bromley and Stratton Mountains, the land could be desirable for houses. But that’s not what Jim and Bob...
Announcing the New Deer Run Nature Preserve

Announcing the New Deer Run Nature Preserve

December 3, 2019 — We are excited to announce that southeastern Vermont has a new nature preserve! Located on the town lines of Dummerston and Brookline, the new Deer Run Nature Preserve is available for hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, birdwatching, and more. The...
Alpenglow Farm Finds Permanent Home in Warren

Alpenglow Farm Finds Permanent Home in Warren

November 11, 2019 — An experienced farming couple have become first-time farm owners, thanks to the generosity of Anne Burling of East Warren. Working closely with the Burling family and VLT’s Farmland Access Program, Zeb Swick and Samantha Duchaine of Alpenglow...
Making a Difference for Wildlife: Families Conserve Over 350 Acres

Making a Difference for Wildlife: Families Conserve Over 350 Acres

October 16, 2019 — 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...