Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area Expanded

Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area Expanded

The Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located on the Mount Tabor–Danby line directly west of the Green Mountain National Forest. With its flat fields, rocky foothills, cold-water creek, and associated wetlands, it has become a favorite spot for hunting,...
Purple Pitcher Plants and Peat Bogs

Purple Pitcher Plants and Peat Bogs

Nutrient-poor bogs force plants to get creative, perhaps none more so than the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Its dramatic, specialized leaves form multicolored ‘pitchers’ that fill with rain and snow, hosting tiny self-contained ecosystems—like the bogs themselves.

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...
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...