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...
St. Johnsbury Couple Protects Forest for Wildlife

St. Johnsbury Couple Protects Forest for Wildlife

From a young age, Sally Schlueter knew she wanted to work with animals. Her career as a veterinarian began in Kansas and led her to Texas, Maryland, and Cairo. She landed in Vermont in 1994, where she now practices in the Northeast Kingdom. She and her husband Ric...
Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time Members Protect Underhill Forest

Long-time VLT members Meg Handler and David Kaminsky donated a conservation easement on 121 acres of forestland in Underhill. They had recently bought the land with the intent of permanently conserving it. The property abuts Mount Mansfield State Forest—something that...
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 Calais Farm is Reborn

A Calais Farm is Reborn

Mike Betit began farming in 2002 in what he described as a “homestead gone awry.” “We raised some pigs, hens, broilers, turkeys, lambs, ducks, and geese,” he said. These were sold to co-ops and at farmers’ markets. Three years later, Mike quit his day job, taking a...