Vermont Housing and Conservation Legislative Day 
Wednesday, February 24

Vermont law statutorily dedicates 50% of the annual Property Transfer Tax (PTT) receipts to VHCB for investment in affordable housing and conservation. For nearly 30 years, lawmaker’s balanced and sustainable approach to VHCB investments has been a key to success. Here in the Upper Valley, that has meant the conservation of dozens of working farms and the creation and preservation of hundreds of units of affordable housing.

Legislative Day is an opportunity to describe the effectiveness of VHCB and ask legislators to keep this program strong by fully funding it. UVLT staff will be preparing materials and testimony and travelling to Montpelier to join with conservation and housing advocates. To learn how you can participate, contact craig.privett(at)

Bear Pond Snowshoe
Saturday, February 27
10 am – 2 pm

Join UVLT and the Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council (MWCC) at our annual winter visit to Bear Pond Natural Area, 923 acres owned by MWCC and conserved by UVLT. Winter is a great time to explore this extraordinary wetland area! Details to be posted soon or contact Jason.Berard(at)

Smith Pond Shaker Forest Walk
Saturday, March 26
10am – 2 pm

Details to be posted soon or contact Doug.Brown(at)