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UVLT's Annual Meeting  - A Success!

 

Thanks to all of the participants in UVLT's 25th Annual Meeting & Auction.  Your support and generosity means so much to UVLT's staff, board & the landscape of the Upper Valley.  Our work would not be possible without you!

 

Pictures and a brief summary of the event will be coming soon to the news section of our website.

 

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Sunday Stroll - Cossingham Road Farm Trails

 

Sunday, June 19, 1pm

Cossingham Road Farm Trails, Cossingham Road, Norwich, VT

 

The next hike will be on on the Cossingham Road Farm Trails; the trailhead is on Cossingham Road a short distance west or left off Bragg Hill Road in Norwich, Vermont. 

We will do the east loop of about 1.3 miles and the west loop of about 2.5 miles. This is a very comfortable hike; the grades are moderate to easy, the footing is good and, for much of the way, the trail was cut for cross country skiing and is wide. The width encourages side-by-side conversation as we pass farm pastures and wind through mixed forests. There should be some wildflowers to find and identify and, perhaps, some unexpected treat such as the painted turtle I passed last week on a trail far from water or a sighting of the porcupine whose den is along the trail. I hope you will join us; you'll have a good time and do something good for your body and mind. 

Trip Leader:  Roger Hanlon, UVLT Trustee
He can be reached at:  jrhanlon@daypitney.com or (802) 785-2798

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UVLT's 25th Anniversary Traveling Photo Exhibit - Reception

Thursday, June 30, 5 - 7pm

Ledyard Gallery, Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover, NH

 

In celebration of the Upper Valley Land Trustís 25th anniversary, several of the organizationís successes are being highlighted through a traveling photo exhibit. The final venue of our tour will be the Ledyard Gallery at the Howe Library in Hanover.  The exhibit will be at the Howe through the month of July, beginning with this reception.  Refreshments will be served.  Please join us!

Contact Nora if you have any questions at noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626 ext.102.

 

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Green Fire: Aldo Leopold & a Land Ethic for Our Time - Movie Screenings

 

Thetford Congregational Church,  2596 Route 113, Thetford, VT

Sunday, July 10, 7pm

Co-sponsored by The Upper Valley Land Trust, the Thetford Congregational Church, and the Thetford Conservation Commission

 

VINS Nature Center, 6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee, VT

Thursday, July 14, 7pm

Co-sponsored by The Upper Valley Land Trust and VINS

 

See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy! Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopoldís land ethic in action in a multitude of ways. Please join us!

 

Visit http://www.greenfiremovie.com/ to learn more about the film.

 

To learn more about these screenings, to RSVP or to schedule a screening in your community, contact Nora at noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org or (603) 643-6626 ext. 102.

 

These screenings are free and open to the public.

 

 

Federal Conservation Programs Could Face Budget Cuts

 

USDA-funded conservation programs facing drastic cuts include the following:

  The USDA conservation operations budget.

  The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).

  The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

  The Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP).

  The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

  Funding for the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA/HIP), also known as Open Fields, would be completely eliminated.

According to Jennifer Mock Schaeffer, Farm Bill coordinator for the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, " Cutting funding from these programs will eliminate opportunities to help private landowners and operators sustain their operations and secure [...] important wildlife habitats on privately owned lands.Ē

 

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June 30th - Your Last chance  to Make a Gift to UVLT this Fiscal Year

 

UVLTís fiscal year end comes amidst the richness of early summer Ė greening crops, nesting birds, lush forests, dry trails and sparkling water. Please make a gift now and conserve this landscape forever.

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