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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...

The storm that knocked out power across town at the end of October also toppled quite a few trees on SLT’s conserved lands. Since the storm, we have been working with volunteers, landowners, the Lamoille County Forester, the Town of Stowe, and the Stowe Trails Partnership (formerly Stowe Mountain Bike Club) to understand the location, extent, and impact of the damage. Here's an update on trail impacts, some thoughts on the long-term ecological impacts of the windstorm, and suggestions on ways you can help out. More...

Some new signs of activity at Kirchner Woods started appearing at the end of October: colorful flagging and trees spotted with blue paint. The markings are part of a multi-year timber and songbird habitat improvement project that Stowe Land Trust is undertaking on the 75-acre forested property on Taber Hill.  More...

Two new board members were elected by Stowe Land Trust’s membership at the 30th Annual Meeting & Anniversary Celebration held on Sunday, September 9th at Strawberry Hill Farm in Stowe. Beth Bradford and Amy Stewart will join twenty existing board members responsible for governing the community conservation organization.  More...

After nearly a decade of dedicated service, we bid farewell to board member Dave Hosmer.  More...

On September 9th, Stowe Land Trust celebrated 30 years! The event was held at Strawberry Hill Farm where guests enjoyed spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield while celebrating 30 years of local land conservation.  More...

Congratulations to Stowe Bible Camp for being recognized as Stowe Land Trust’s Volunteer of the Year for 2017! Since 2007, a group of 12 and 13-year-olds have been volunteering with SLT during each camp week to complete important trail maintenance, bridge repair, invasive plant removal, and spring clean-up projects on conserved lands.   More...

The 18th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament held on August 4, 2017 was a great success, raising $20,000 for Stowe Land Trust. Thank you to our sponsors and all who attended -- your support makes our work possible!  With the help of over fifty local businesses and individuals who provided everything from gift certificates and golf balls to 5 - star dinners and gift baskets, we had a great time. More...