Entries by Jeanie McIntyre

2017 Patchen Miller Internship Application Guidelines

The Patchen Miller Internship at UVLT embraces the science, stewardship and sense of community involved in conserving land and encourages opportunities for people to enjoy, explore and learn from conserved properties. A Patchen Miller intern has leeway to develop a unique program of work while gaining experience with a nonprofit organization. Each applicant is asked […]

Conserved Sugarbush Contributes to Family Farm

A 96-acre sugarbush on Garvin Hill in Hartland has been permanently protected. The property, owned by the Richardson family since 1942, serves important dual farm purposes as both managed sugarbush and summer pasture for the Richardson Family Farm. The protection of the property is part of an overall plan to facilitate the transfer of the […]

Haynes Dairy Conserved

John and Beth Haynes have a commitment to land stewardship that goes way back. In 1993, they bought the 154-acre farm where John grew up with seven other siblings.  From the start, they always allowed their cows to pasture, a practice that made for an easy transition to organic certification in 2007. They’ve won numerous […]

Acronyms That Work for Land Conservation 

Thinking about your year‐end donations? If you have a retirement account and are required to take minimum distributions, you might want consider a Qualified Charitable Donation. An IRA is a retirement savings account. You make contributions with money you may be able to deduct on your tax return, and any earnings can potentially grow tax‐deferred […]

Conservation of Scenic Hillside Expands on Pomfret Success

  Bob and Dorsey Naylor have conserved 20 acres of hillside pasture in Pomfret’s historic Hewitt’s Corner, situated northwest from an agricultural landmark conserved in 2015. The land is a scenic backdrop to Chase Field. It is highly visible from and along Pomfret Road and Hewitt Hill Road, rising to a height of about 1300 […]

Farmland Campaign Succeeds in Norwich

Over 6o local households and businesses have contributed to raise $10,000 for the conservation of hay land and pasture vital to the operation of Hogwash Farm in Norwich. The local campaign was the capstone of an effort led by UVLT which won grants from the US Department of Agriculture, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board […]