The property, known as Bissonette Farm, contains the headwaters of the LaPlatte River, which feeds into Lake Champlain and serves as a drinking water supply for approximately 68,000 people.
The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
A mix of forestland, wetlands, and open meadow, the Blueberry Lake property provides outstanding opportunities for recreation, including swimming, fishing, hiking, ice skating and cross-country skiing. And its location, adjacent to the Roxbury State Forest, offers prime habitat for songbirds, bl
TPL led a coalition to save the Phenn Basin property in the Mad River Valley and add 2,700 acres to Camel's Hump State Park, Vermont.
Partially surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest, Glastenbury Mountain parcel sits along the spine of the Green Mountains, offering one of New England's most scenic views from the Long/Appalachian Trail, which is now protected with TPL's help.
Located on Lake Champlain near the Vermont-Canada border, the 6,500-acre Missisquoi refuge includes the largest intact floodplain forest in the Northeast, and also provides habitat for many species of wildlife.
TPL helped the Vermont Institute of Natural Science acquire 28 acres in Montpelier in the flood plain of the north branch of the Winooski River, adjacent to the North Branch Nature Center, and within walking distance of the Vermont State House.