Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington Expands

Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington Expands

Justin Rich and Lindsay Lyman-Clarke of Burnt Rock Farm grow organic veggies in Huntington, and recently conserved farmland with VLT. “Buying and conserving this valuable farmland gives us more options for crop rotations and it allows us to manage our land better,” said Justin.

Fields, Forest, and Stream Protected in Fairfax

Fields, Forest, and Stream Protected in Fairfax

Making sure land along streams has native trees and plants helps keep the water clean and cool, which benefits fish and other species. This stream, a hemlock forest, and open overlooks in Fairfax are now conserved for healthy forests, clean water, and wildlife. Thanks to Newt Garland, who protected the land he’s taken care of for decades.

Farmland and Headwaters Protected in Barton

Farmland and Headwaters Protected in Barton

Rupert Chamberlin, longtime president of the Vermont Farm Bureau, started farming in Barton in the early 1960s, with his wife, Muriel. Over time, they pieced together 105 acres of excellent farmland with spectacular views of the Lowell Mountain Range and Jay Peak. As...
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...
Working Together for Clean Water

Working Together for Clean Water

Cliffords have been farming in Starksboro since the family first arrived from Scotland in 1790. “What history has told us,” says eighth-generation farmer Eric Clifford, pointing east from his kitchen window, “is because Mr. John Deere hadn’t invented the steel plow...