Quechee Fen

UVLT Conserves Quechee Fen and Forest Land


UVLT conservation easements on two properties in Hartford protect a rare type of wetland and upland forest adjacent to a growing corridor of conserved land. The 10-acre “Quechee Fen” parcel has been identified as an exemplary wetland community by state officials. Also conserved is a wooded tract of 18 acres which abuts property conserved in 2012 by Virginia and Ted Taylor.  UVLT acquired the conservation easements from QL Resorts Limited Partnership.  The Town of Hartford and neighbors supported these newest conservation achievements.



Richardson Farm

Farmland Initiatives Advance


It’s a busy spring for Upper Valley farmland conservation! Recent grant decisions advance our efforts in Claremont and Hartland, and UVLT staff are developing new applications for farm properties in Orford, Lyme, Cornish and Plainfield. The 1772 Foundation has awarded $50,000 toward the cost of purchasing a conservation easement on prime, riverfront agricultural land, in Claremont, NH.  The land, owned by Bob and Sue Foulks, supports an 85-100 cow dairy and is a significant regional resource because of its outstanding soil quality and extensive frontage on the Connecticut River. The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board has approved a preliminary application for funding to buy a conservation easement on 194-acres at the Richardson Farm in Hartland. The diversified farm supports five households with a dairy farm, sugaring operation and split rail fencing business.


Read the full news release here. 


Doug Brown, UVLT Stewardship Assistant

UVLT Welcomes New Stewardship Assistant, Doug Brown


UVLT welcomes Doug Brown, our new Stewardship Assistant!  He is a UVM graduate with a BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Analysis and Assessment.  He also just finished his Masters of Science program at Antioch New England with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change.   Doug’s formal educational background has been rounded out with recent experience at the Monadnock Conservancy. He’s got great skills and energy, is a terrific photographer, and professes to really enjoy baking. We’ve seen some of his photographs and we’re hoping to soon sample his baking skills!  You're likely to see Doug outside soon monitoring easements and maintaining trails with volunteers. We’re all very happy to have Doug on board to help share the work of stewarding the 450+ conservation easements now held by UVLT!  


Rides Through our Valley

Looking to Get Outside? 


UVLT Project Manager, Sara Cavin is chronicling her favorite Upper Valley bike rides in her new blog post series, ‘Rides Through our Valley’.  Sara’s posts include route maps and information about the UVLT conserved lands you pass along these rides.  Whether you bike drive, or distance run, check out Sara’s first two routes here.



June 1st is National Trails Day and UVLT is celebrating by kicking off our 2013 Geocache Raffle!  Two caches are active and ready for finding.  Locate both caches and send in your information to be entered to win a UVLT t-shirt!  We’ll be adding more caches over the summer so keep checking back for new locations and prizes.  Cache locations can be found at or on where you can search for caches from UVLTgeocacher.  Happy searching!


Farrell Farm

Join us for food, music, and afternoon activities!


We’re still accepting dinner reservations for this year’s Annual Meeting and Conservation Celebration!  Dinner is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12.  Visit for more info.



Renew Your Membership or Join in June and You Could Win $100 at Killdeer Farm!


Make a gift to UVLT before June 30 and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate at Killdeer Farm, in Norwich! Click here to make a gift online.



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