Charlotte preservation project brings neighbors together

Three years ago, Art Burleigh reluctantly decided that the only option to keep his family farm going was to develop the forestland on his 200-acre Charlotte property. But then a neighbor stepped in with a different idea. Marty Illick is director of the Lewis Creek Association, and she helped Burleigh get in touch with conservation organizations.

Arlington ready to buy land along Batten Kill

The town of Arlington is finishing a deal to buy 12 acres of land along the Batten Kill, a portion of which would be used as a fishing access to the world famous trout stream. Last year The Vermont Land Trust reached an agreement to buy the land and a historic barn. The Land Trust will help the town with the purchase and hold a conservation easement on the property.