40 Ways to Love Vermont: VLT Celebrates its Birthday

40 Ways to Love Vermont: VLT Celebrates its Birthday

This summer, at an unnamed pond deep in the hills of Bakersfield, 28 baby herons looked down curiously from their nests as a small group of people near the water’s forested edge looked back at them. These were juvenile great blue herons, and they looked vaguely...
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...