Progress continues on Bluffside Farm trail connector

Progress continues on Bluffside Farm trail connector

We’re excited to start work on the new trail that will result in a seven-mile, car-free recreational trail connecting downtown Newport with trails in Canada. In July 2019, we contracted with DeWolfe Engineering Associates to develop the engineering plans for the...
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...
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...
Community Group Buys and Protects Storied Ski Mountain in Woodford

Community Group Buys and Protects Storied Ski Mountain in Woodford

Since the late 1930s, when Alex Drysdale opened the first rope tow on Prospect Mountain in Woodford, people have enjoyed its scenery and high terrain. These days, thousands come from all over for the highest elevation cross-country skiing in the state. The place is so...
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...