Entries by Jeanie McIntyre

Awards and Celebration on Lake Morey

UVLT Friends, Supporters, Trustees and Staff celebrated another year of successful, innovative, and strategic conservation in the Upper Valley. On May 31, we gathered at a historic property on the shore of Lake Morey to enjoy the quiet lake and gorgeous views of Morey Mountain and share an evening of camaraderie, good food and drink, […]

Wild About Lebanon

The Upper Valley Land Trust, the City of Lebanon and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring back a popular program that celebrates the City’s natural assets. UVLT President Jeanie McIntyre says, “Lebanon is a thriving small city with a big outdoors. ‘Wild About Lebanon’ puts the spotlight on what makes the […]

UVLT and VTC Joint Statement on Norwich Farms

      To: Norwich Select Board From: Upper Valley Land Trust and Vermont Technical College Re: Joint Statement Regarding Norwich Farms Date: April 19, 2018 In 2015, Vermont Technical College accepted the Sigler Farm in Norwich as a gift, and the College created a semester-long residential educational experience for its agricultural students on the […]

UVLT Prepares to Purchase Norwich Farm

UVLT is preparing to purchase about 6 acres of developed land on Turnpike Road in Norwich. The land is adjacent to UVLT’s Brookmead Conservation Area, 352 acres of forest and farmland with trails. The 6 acres is currently owned by Vermont Technical College (VTC). A number of barns and related structures are situated there along […]

April Showers Bring out Amphibians

Each spring as the days get longer, the temperatures rise, and the snow melts we get what the environmental community calls “the big night”. As spring rains soak our region and night time temperatures rise to 45 degrees, frogs and salamanders leave their winter dens and migrate, up to a quarter mile, to their breeding […]

Essays with a Sense of Place (Part 1)

The story of life in the Upper Valley is rooted in the experience of place.  This post is the first in a series featuring the writing of four Upper Valley women deeply attached to the land around them – places that are now conserved. The legacy of these writers – expressed both through their stories […]

Norwich Comes Together About Dairy Cows

More than 500 people have signed a petition indicating their support for dairy farming at the Norwich Farms site on Turnpike Road. This is good news! Andrew Sigler rebuilt and expanded the barns as a non-profit demonstration farm in the 1990’s before ultimately donating the buildings and 358 acres of land to Vermont Technical College […]

Cornish Land Owners Utilize Draft Animal Power

Draft animal power has a long history of use in agriculture and forestry. Oxen have been used for hundreds of years and draft horses became popular in late 1800’s for work pulling all sorts of vehicles like milk wagons, carriages, fire engines, and street cars. They may have been most important as a part of […]