Conserves Quechee Fen and Forest Land
conservation easements on two properties in Hartford protect a rare
type of wetland and upland forest adjacent to a growing corridor of
conserved land. The 10-acre “Quechee Fen” parcel has been identified
as an exemplary wetland community by state officials. Also conserved
is a wooded tract of 18 acres which abuts property conserved in 2012
by Virginia and Ted Taylor. UVLT acquired the conservation
easements from QL Resorts Limited Partnership. The Town of
Hartford and neighbors supported these newest conservation
a busy spring for Upper Valley farmland conservation! Recent grant
decisions advance our efforts in Claremont and Hartland, and UVLT
staff are developing new applications for farm properties in Orford,
Lyme, Cornish and Plainfield. The 1772 Foundation has awarded $50,000
toward the cost of purchasing a conservation easement on prime,
riverfront agricultural land, in Claremont, NH. The land, owned
by Bob and Sue Foulks, supports an 85-100 cow dairy and is a
significant regional resource because of its outstanding soil quality
and extensive frontage on the Connecticut River. The Vermont Housing
and Conservation Board has approved a preliminary application for
funding to buy a conservation easement on 194-acres at the Richardson
Farm in Hartland. The diversified farm supports five households with
a dairy farm, sugaring operation and split rail fencing business.
Read the full news release here.
Welcomes New Stewardship Assistant, Doug Brown
welcomes Doug Brown, our new Stewardship Assistant! He is a UVM
graduate with a BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in
Environmental Analysis and Assessment. He also just finished
his Masters of Science program at Antioch New England with a
concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate
Change. Doug’s formal educational background has been
rounded out with recent experience at the Monadnock Conservancy. He’s
got great skills and energy, is a terrific photographer, and
professes to really enjoy baking. We’ve seen some of his photographs
and we’re hoping to soon sample his baking skills! You're
likely to see Doug outside soon monitoring easements and maintaining
trails with volunteers. We’re all very happy to have Doug on board to
help share the work of stewarding the 450+ conservation easements now
held by UVLT!
to Get Outside?
Project Manager, Sara Cavin is chronicling her favorite Upper Valley
bike rides in her new blog post series, ‘Rides Through our Valley’.
Sara’s posts include route maps and information about the UVLT
conserved lands you pass along these rides. Whether you bike
drive, or distance run, check out Sara’s first two routes here.
1st is National Trails Day and UVLT is celebrating by
kicking off our 2013 Geocache Raffle! Two caches are active and
ready for finding. Locate both caches and send in your
information to be entered to win a UVLT t-shirt! We’ll be
adding more caches over the summer so keep checking back for new
locations and prizes. Cache locations can be found at www.uvlt.org or on geocaching.com where you can search for caches
us for food, music, and afternoon activities!
still accepting dinner reservations for this year’s Annual Meeting
and Conservation Celebration! Dinner is $20 for adults, $10 for
children under 12. Visit www.uvlt.org/annual-meeting for
Your Membership or Join in June and You Could Win $100 at Killdeer
a gift to UVLT before June 30 and you'll be entered in a raffle to
win a $100 gift certificate at Killdeer Farm, in Norwich! Click here to make a gift online.
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