Counting Farms: Growing Small in NH and VT

  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farms in New Hampshire and Vermont are on the increase – an increase in numbers that is. While both states report a growing number of farms, the average amount of land used by a farm in New Hampshire and Vermont is shrinking.  What is a farm? For […]

Proposed Vermont Legislation Will Not Protect Easements and Easement Donors

by Jeanie McIntyre The drafters of Vermont Senate Bill 119, a bill pertaining to the amendment of permanent conservation easement deeds, sought to establish a predictable and transparent process for land trusts, landowners, and the general public. Unfortunately, the bill they have proposed does not adequately recognize the important role of philanthropy, and the desires […]

Snow time is SHOW time…

by Amber Boland I think the world becomes slightly less mysterious when there is snow. Usually I try to start my days early, and if I am lucky to be outside on a field visit right after a snowfall, I rarely feel lonely in the woods.  So frequently I come across tracks of the many […]

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