A Place of Peace and Quiet: Pout Pond

By Pete Helm, Vice President, Stewardship There aren’t many 40 acre ponds with no development along the shore — Pout Pond is a place of rare natural beauty. In 2011, Put and Marion Blodgett worked with the Upper Valley Land Trust to ensure future generations would be able to visit and experience the pond as […]

Work Ended on Vermont Law

There will be no legislative action about conservation easements in Vermont this session. Instead, land conservation groups, their supporters, partners and landowners will continue to examine how best to ensure the integrity of easements over time. That’s good news! The Vermont Land Trust (VLT), which had been studying potential revisions to the original bill (VT […]

Starr Hill: Laurel Letter’s Place for Us

by Jeanie McIntyre Laurel Letter was not a conservation leader. At least that’s what she would have said. She would say that she did not have expertise or confidence, she would ask for advice about next steps. She would offer to assist, to gather information. She would make it easier for others to lead – […]

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