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Friends of the Mad River and the Trust for Public Land have undertaken separate but complementary projects to benefit human and wildlife inhabitants in the Mad River Valley. The Friends of the Mad River project restores habitat and improves flood resilience by reducing the impact of the road network on streams. The Trust for Public Land project also helps protect wildlife habitat while supporting recreational opportunities through the preservation of headwater forestland.

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Ever watch the Olympics on TV? You notice how nervous tension builds before a race: In the moments just before the starting gun, the camera pans across the resolute faces of the athletes arranged on the line, taking big deep breaths to steady themselves. “On your mark …” and stillness descends...

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Winter can be a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make you want to curl up under a blanket until April.

Tempting as that sounds, we think the best way to get through winter is to meet it head on. Studies show that playing...

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis and found that every $1 invested in land conservation by the state returns $9 in economic value in natural goods and services, such as water quality protection, flood mitigation, and food production, to the Vermont economy.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Shelby Semmes has rejoined the national parks and conservation nonprofit as Vermont/New Hampshire State Program Director, overseeing programmatic and philanthropic activity in New Hampshire and Vermont. The organization's active program in the two states includes long-standing partnerships to establish community-owned forests, conserve land for trails and recreation, and set aside environmentally sensitive natural lands, including in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont and within the Appalachian Trail landscape.

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Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s center of gravity—until warming winters and a vanishing snowpack drove the resort out of business in 2010. Without a steady stream of visitors, property values...

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Sixty-four year old Laura Farrell is a firecracker. If she were to write a resume, it would include the bullets: Founder and Director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Founder of the Vermont 100 Ultrarun and Vermont 50 Ride and Run, Coach, Mom, Ultrarunner, Skier, Hiker, and lover of animals.

Two men hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
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If there’s anything we appreciate more than the Appalachian Trail, it’s the dedicated volunteers who maintain it. Jim Sullivan is one of them. In August of 2013, he was working on a stretch of the trail that runs through Stamford, Vermont, when he came across a “For Sale” sign in the trailhead...

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A key section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Long Trail in Stamford and Pownal, Vermont has been protected by adding 378 acres of land to the Green Mountain National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today.

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Today The Trust for Public Land succeeded in protecting 468-acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort for the town of West Windsor and adding it to the existing 1,112-acre West Windsor Town Forest. A conservation easement ensuring permanent protection has been placed over the entire 1,580 acres, securing an extensive trail network, a hotspot of biodiversity, and a defining feature of West Windsor's history and economy.

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