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Topnotch Resort, one of our Hotel Partners, is dedicating May 10th to Stowe Land Trust. A portion of all proceeds from spa, tennis, and restaurant sales on May 10th will be donated to SLT. Join us at The Roost restaurant at 6pm for a special celebration! More...

The logging work is now complete at Cady Hill Forest. Having to respond to the October 30th wind disturbance at Cady Hill Forest has reminded us that the economic value in trees also has the capacity to help support other uses of the forest that are important to us and come with a price tag – like recreation. In this case, having the option to salvage and harvest trees at Cady Hill has made what would have been an extremely challenging and expensive recovery much more manageable while achieving other objectives.  More...

Stowe Land Trust is seeking a full-time executive director.  More...

Stowe Land Trust's Executive Director, Caitrin Maloney, will be leaving SLT to pursue a new professional opportunity. Caitrin will be working to develop a young non-profit in southern Vermont and expanding recreational opportunities in the region. She will remain with SLT through the initial search process for our next Executive Director. More...

This week at Kirchner Woods, logger, Mark Foster, has started cutting marked trees under the direction of SLT's consulting forester, Allan Thompson of Northern Stewards LLC. Foster is dropping and leaving the trees he cuts in a 4-acre area. This practice of "crop tree release" and other early forestry treatments, such as thinnings, are investments that pay off in long-term improvements in timber quality, overall tree health, and habitat value.This first phase of a larger timber and songbird habitat improvement project on the property should be complete this week - just in time for spring and the birds' return. More...

Stowe Land Trust is pleased to welcome Elisabeth as the 2018 Summer Naturalist.   More...

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native invasive insect that kills ash trees was detected for the first time in Vermont earlier this week. Learn about the threat this insect poses to Vermont's ash trees and forests, what is being done to respond to EAB, what you should do with the ash trees on your property, and where you can learn more. More...

Up until recently, you wouldn't have found Shutesville Hill on a map of Waterbury or Stowe. What was an old timer’s name for the easy-to-miss height of land along Route 100 at the Waterbury-Stowe town line, is now the namesake for one of the most critical wildlife habitat corridors in Vermont. Biologists and conservationists have put the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor on the map and are working to ensure that it stays open and safe for wildlife moving through the Green Mountains for generations to come. More...

Canadian Friends of Stowe Land Trust will allow Canadian supporters to take advantage of tax deductions in Canada for their charitable gifts for land protection and stewardship work in Stowe.  More...

It’s been over 20 years since logging equipment was last in Cady Hill Forest. Now, it’s back. As this project gets underway, now is a good time to consider the benefits careful timber management and harvesting bring not only the immediate effort of reopening the trails, but also to our broader local and regional economy and conservation efforts. More...