Eighth-Generation Farm on Lewis Creek in Starksboro Conserved

Eighth-Generation Farm on Lewis Creek in Starksboro Conserved

Lewis Creek begins on the western flanks of the Green Mountains and winds its way westward for 30 miles through Addison County to join Lake Champlain. The creek is a priority for clean water initiatives, and farmers who have land near or along the creek are essential...
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...
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...