Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Lake Memphremagog stretches north from Newport, rounding a forested point and reaching toward Canada. The view of the lake from downtown Newport City, enhanced by the undeveloped bluff just across the bay, is one of Newport’s most important scenic assets. The...
Couple Protects 544 Acres of Forestland in Granville

Couple Protects 544 Acres of Forestland in Granville

Julie and Peter Parker recently protected their family forest in Granville by permanently conserving 544 acres with the Vermont Land Trust. The Parkers are most at home in the woods of Vermont. As part-time residents of California with deep ties to Vermont, they...
Braintree Mountain Forestland Restored and Reconnected

Braintree Mountain Forestland Restored and Reconnected

For Julie and Peter Parker, forest stewardship is a hands-on endeavor. They bought a farmhouse and 187 acres on the western slope of the Braintree Mountains in Granville in 1980. Over the next few decades, the Parkers purchased adjoining parcels that were heavily...
Focus on Forests: Using Mapping Technology to Protect Forestland

Focus on Forests: Using Mapping Technology to Protect Forestland

A question that members have asked the Vermont Land Trust is, how does the organization go about deciding what land to conserve? It’s a process that requires careful consideration, particularly when it comes to forestland. Because so much of Vermont is forested—76...
Saving Bat Habitat

Saving Bat Habitat

When an owner of conserved forestland recently conserved some neighboring land, we saw an opportunity to protect bat habitat in an old mine shaft located deep within his forest. The old mine is a prime hibernation area, or hibernaculum, for bats. According to Vermont...