Vaughn Farm. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 97 acres farmland including a riparian area and over 2,000 feet frontage on the Battenkill River. Part of the West Arlington Historic District. $75,000.
Brigham Academy. Stabilization in advance of rehabilitation plans for an vacant, historic school building in the village center for public education and community uses. $93,500
Passumpsic Canoe Access. Acquisition of vacant lot for development into wheelchair-accessible canoe access and picnic area. $4,213.
Old Labor Hall. Grant for acquisition of historic building significant to the labor movement in the early 1900's, to be converted to public use. $50,000.
Vermont History Center. Preservation and restoration of historic Spaulding elementary school to be converted to state history center. $100,000.
Canales Park. Grant for acquisition of small neighborhood park providing public recreational use and wildlife viewing. Class III wetlands provides wildlife habitat; storm water retention for neighboring properties. $22,500,
May Pond farmland. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 160-acre farm. Winter skiing access, donation of conservation easement on nearby property, 744 acres adjacent land conserved by The Nature Conservancy. Conservation protects water supply for town of Barton. $50,000.
Barton Park. Grant for acquisition of a 2-acre community park in the Village providing for public recreational use. ADA trails, access from Main Street to the Barton River, riparian protection. $47,000.
Mt. Anthony Trailhead. Conservation of 32 acres to protect trailhead for popular hiking route adjacent to 900 acres of other conserved, forested recreation lands on Mt. Anthony. Provides public access, parking and a link between conserved Southern Vermont College lands and the Bennington Center for the Arts. Mount Anthony Preservation Society. $168,000.
Forgues Farm. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 226-acre farm. $102,500
Irish Hill Conservation Project/Berlin Pond Watershed. Grant for acquisition of 143 acres in two parcels along ridgeline above Berlin Pond, water supply for the City of Montpelier. Public access to trails, wildlife habitat and water quality protection. $50,000
Bolton Quarry Acquisition. (CRAG) Grant for acquisition, associated costs and stewardship of 31-acre rock-climbing and winter ice-climbing destination in Northwestern Vermont, with old logging roads for hunting, walking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing. VAST trails and wildlife habitat. $42,350
Stonecliff Farm. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 212-acre farm with 3,500 ft. frontage on Route 5 and over 2 miles frontage on the Connecticut River. Public access to Stonecliff Island. $81,000 VHCB; $58,000 NRCS Federal Farmland Protection Program.
Wrights Mountain Project. Acquisition of 200 acres wooded land, including summit of Wrights Mountain. Project conserves access for hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, camping, and protection of wildlife habitat. $35,000.
Carson Farm. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 162 acres farmland. More than two miles frontage on Connecticut and Waits Rivers. $119,500
Devil’s Den. Acquisition of 60-acre natural area, including access to unique geological formation, habitat preservation and public recreational access. $47,000
Hatch Farmland. Conservation of 86 acres farmland on small dairy farm. 20-acre sugarbush. Option to purchase at agricultural value. $109,500.
Falls Park. Pocket park on Brandon's main street, overlooking historic falls and providing pedestrian access to a public parking lot. $10,600.
Dana Farm. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 157-acre dairy farm. Public fishing access to Neshobe River; VAST snowmobile trail; use of fields by Neshobe Elementary School students for cross country skiing program. $71,473.
Robb Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 35 acres for agricultural use, open space conservation. $35,000.
Whetstone Valley Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 316-acre dairy farm also producing maple syrup, cordwood and saw timber. $55,800.
Brookfield Town Hall. Acquisition and rehabilitation of the old BrookfieldTown Hall, originally constructed in 1850. $65,000
Pocket Park, Old North End. Acquisition of small lot, demolition of vacant building and creation of small park for neighborhood residents. $22,300.
Firehouse Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Restoration of historic detail and façade easement on original city firehouse on Church Street for conversion to gallery and classroom space for arts programming. $100,000
Sargent Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 238-acre dairy farm bordering other conserved farmland. $75,000.
Bliss Pond. Acquisition of 1.5 acres for addition to 118-acre portion of the town forest, increasing opportunities for public recreational access. Shoreline on Bliss Pond. $12,833
Frihauf Property. Acquisition of conservation easements on 167 acres with trails for public use; linkage with East Montpelier trail system. $40,000.
Morse Property. Acquisition of conservation easements on 190 acres agricultural land located in historic district. $50,000.
Flint Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 307-acre dairy farm by Upper Valley Land Trust. $50,000.
Ridley Brook. 10 acres with 1,000 feet on Ridley Brook. Swimming hole, stocked fishing hole along access road to Camel's Hump trail. $13,325.
Christiansen Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 230-acre dairy farm by Upper Valley Land Trust. Bargain sale, East Montpelier Conservation Fund contributed $14,795. $50,000.
Mallory Brook. Conservation of 489 acres including frontage on Mallory Brook for public recreation and habitat protection. $100,000.
Cameron Farmland. Grant for acquisition of conservation easements on 161 acres farmland. $119,500.
Ferrisburgh Grange Hall. Grant to renovate and restore municipally-owned historic grange hall for use as new town offices and community center. $40,000,
Fletcher Camp DREAM. Acquisition of 50 wooded acres bordering Metcalf Pond with public trail and water access. A portion of the conserved property will provide a location for the Camp DREAM summer program – an environmental education-based camp for children from low-income housing developments. $100,000,
Glover Recreational Area. Grant for the acquisition of six acres for a town ballfield and recreation area. $25,000,
Agrimark Property. Town of Hartford and Upper Valley Land Trust acquire 21 acres wildlife habitat and recreation lands off Route 5. Hazen Trail crosses the property running between Wilder and Norwich. $15,000 in town funds; $4,000 Vermont Watershed Grant; $27,400 VHCB grant.
Jersey Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 131 acres farmland by the Upper Valley Land Trust. Donation of easement on 10 acres; public access to 3,000 feet along Harlow Brook. Historic 1797 farmhouse. $47,110.
Lewis Creek Project. Openland and farmland conservation; protection of wildlife habitat; public access to Lewis Creek, greenway corridor protection. Acquisition by Hinesburg Land Trust of 4 parcels: Copp-Welch I - 69 acres, $22,400; Copp-Welch II - 137 acres, $35,000; Lande Property - 76 acres, $40,000; Fisher Property - 77 acres, $35,000. Acquisition of 75.5 acres for addition to Lewis Creek conservation area.
Russell Family Farm. Conservation of 63 acres farmland adjacent to town center with public trails, sugaring and organic vegetable production. $144,364.
Hinesburg and Monkton
Acquisition of 75.5 acres for addition to Lewis Creek conservation area. Habitat protection, open space, public recreation, agricultural use, wildlife habitat and protection of cultural resources. $40,000.
Green Mountain Audobon Society acquisition of 25 acres for addition to Audobon Nature Center. $38,000.
Clark Property. Acquisition of conservation easement on 58 acres farmland. Preservation of scenic northern gateway to Ira Village; 200-year old farmhouse. Public access to Ira Brook for fishing. $35,000.
Ira Town Meeting House. Stabilization and historic preservation of old brick meeting house. Public community use. $51,500.
Casey’s Hill, Underhill. Grant for acquisition, stewardship and associated costs of a 9-acre winter sledding hill with views of Mount Mansfield. Year-round public recreational use; walking distance from school. $100,000.
Mills Riverside Park. Acquisition of 213 acres for development of recreational fields and trails for public use, open agricultural land and woodland with important habitat, frontage on Brown's River. $50,000.
Recreation Field. Acquisition of 5 acres by the town to be developed into recreational fields for public use. $23,120
Manchester Town Park. Acquisition of downtown land to be converted into a riverside park. $30,000.
Greenberg Parcel. Acquisition of 16 acres with frontage on the Battenkill for town park with public access for fishing, picnicking, etc. $22,000.
Martin Covered Bridge Restoration. Grant for restoration of scenic covered bridge on National Register of Historic Places. Bridge to become the centerpiece of a new, 120-acre town park. $40,000.
Otter Creek Access Project. Grant to acquire and conserve 17 acres, creating a public park with Otter Creek access with reservation of one affordable housing lot. $100,000.
Town-Littlefield land. Acquisition of conservation easement on 105 acres, donation of easement on additional 31 acres, sale of conserved land to young farmer. $102,375.
Morse Lot. 47-acre parcel for a town conservation and recreation area. Recreation fields and facilities and wooden walkway along marshland shoreline of Monkton Pond to be developed. $40,000.
North Branch Recreation Project. Acquisition of 152 acres along river adjacent to city recreation fields. Trails, greenway link to East Montpelier trails. $47,976.
North Branch Nature Center, Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Grant to assist with acquisition of 20 acres of land around environmental education/ science center. Public trails and natural habitat protection. Greenway link between North Branch Recreation Project trails (see description above) and Montpelier's Hubbard Park. $20,000.
Community Recreation, Exercise and Wellness, Inc., (CREW). Grant to conserve 20 acres of land with almost a mile of shoreline on Lake Lamoille. Noncommercial public trails. CREW also plans to create a multipurpose recreational facility on 15 acres adjacent to the conserved land. The facility will include a public skating rink/indoor soccer field and track, a fitness area and community center and outdoor skating rink and parking. $50,000.
North Pawlet Hills Conservation Project. Acquisition of 165-acre natural area. Ecological reserve with unique habitats and species. Trails to Bald Hill, Middle Mountain, Haystack Mountain. $50,000.
Gray Building. Acquisition and rehabilitation of vacant, historic 1877 schoolhouse with frontage on the Dog River to be developed as a community Center. $57,500,
Baird Farm, Pittsford and Brandon. Acquisition of conservation easements on 693-acre farm with innovative dairy replacement heifer operation, a 2,800 tap maple sugaring operation and a christmas tree business. $75,000.
Gazebo Park Town Green. Acquisition of lot in center of downtown Randolph for public use including community events and performances on the town green. Gazebo donated by Vermont Castings. $35,000.
Rolling Meadows Farm. Acquisition of conservation easement on 85 acres farmland in Bailey's Mills surrounding historic mill and tavern buildings and cemetery dating from the late 1700's. $110,000 local funds. $32,200 VCHB grant.
Lower Huntington Gorge. Acquisition of 19 acres for public recreational use. $24,050.
Parker Rivershore Project. 35 acres along the Winooski River, providing river access, possibility of recreation trails, and protection of forest and river habitat. $25,000.
Wheeler Land. Acquisition and conservation of 229 acres open and wooded land adjacent to two historic monitor barns visible from Route 89. Public trails to be developed by Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. Addition to Chittenden County Uplands Conservation Project. $100,000.
Monitor Barns. Acquisition of land and conservation easements on 159 acres farmland. Preservation and restoration of two historic monitor barns. One to be developed into a regional conservation center and headquarters for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps with public recreational and education uses. $65,000
Carpenter Land Acquisition. Nine-acre parcel along White River, to be used for playing fields and river access. Possibility of converting existing house to affordable units. $10,000.
Eddy Farm. Acquisition of conservation easements on 166-acre dairy farm with 1,200 feet frontage on the White River. $54,140.
Lower Symes Pond. Acquisition by Vermont Land Trust of 75 acres with wilderness pond; public access. $45,000.
LaPlatte River Marsh. Acquisition by town of Shelburne and The Nature Conservancy of 29 acres for addition to other conserved lands. $48,350.
LaPlatte River Property. Acquisition of 8 acres at Shelburne Falls for public park and greenway access to the adjoining 136-acre LaPlatte Nature Park. $50,000.
Shelburne Falls. Acquisition of 8 acres for public park in the village and greenway access to adjoining 136-acre LaPlatte Nature Park. $50,000.
Warner Swimming Hole. Acquisition of 17 acres with two swimming holes and 3,100 feet frontage on the Cold River. Trails, public access for fishing and swimming.
Germain/Scott Farmland. Acquisition of conservation easements on 26 acres farmland with 1,600 ft. frontage on I-91. $47,000.
Southern Vermont Recreational Center. Rehabilitation of a vacant, historic factory building into a regional recreation center to serve Springfield and eight surrounding communities. $100,000,
Village Conservation and Recreation Area. Acquisition of 15-acre town green for public recreational use. $7,500.
Aldis Hill. Acquisition of 65 acres for development into public park with open land and wooded land and trails. $46,000.
Harry Burnham Farm. Acquisition of conservation easement on 107 acres for public recreational use and open land conservation. $35,000.
Moscow Ballfields. Acquisition of conservation easement on 4.7 acres recreational fields used by schools and for local sports clubs. Access to the Little River for fishing and wading. $38,000 locally raised funds, $10,000 VHCB grant.
Nichols Farmland Gateway. Acquisition and conservation of 38 acres of agricultural land with public pedestrian recreational access to the Little River at the edge of the Village. $100,000.
Sunset Rock. Acquisition of 23.3 acres close to the village, with trails and views. Protection of scenic backdrop of village. $350,000 town bond; $29,960 VHCB grant.
Blanchard Property. Acquisition of 204 acres for public recreation and natural area protection. Hiking trails. $43,000.
Hepburn Farm. Conservation easement and affordability option on 98 acres of farmland. Buffer for Tinmouth Channel, a Class I wetland. Affordability option on the farmland and four excluded house lots. Tinmouth Land Trust and Vermont Land Trust. $154,000.
Troy River Parcels. Grant for acquisition, stewardship and associated costs of 16 acres for community gardens, canoe and river access, camping, river buffer and continued use as farmland by local organic dairy. $30,700.
General Wait House. Historic home in town center to be rehabilitated to town offices, visitors center, and museum with picnic area, town green and expansion of elementary school playground. $20,000.
Lareau Swimming Hole Project. Acquisition of parcel along the Mad River, putting popular swimming hole into public ownership. Access for fishing and canoeing also assured. Possibility of future greenway connecting with other parcels. $12,000.
Acquisition of 57-acre wooded parcel including beaver pond and wetland. To be used for wildlife habitat, school nature study and passive recreation. $35,000.
Cooks Pond. Acquisition of conservation easements by Upper Valley Land Trust on 692 acres of wooded and open land around old town meeting house and village center. $32,600.
Mountainview Farm. Acquisition of conservation easement on 100-acre dairy farm. $50,000.
Pinnacle Ridge I. Grant for acquisition of 405 acres on the ridge of Pinnacle Hill. Donation of 46-acre parcel at the summit. Part of a plan to conserve a 14-mile hiking trail extending between Rockingham and Dummerston. The groups have since completed Phases II and III, acquiring an additional 721 acres. With donations, over 1,600 acres have been conserved to date. $50,000.
Greenwood Farm. Purchase of conservation easements by Vermont Land Trust on 90-acre organic vegetable farm. $35,000.
Patch Farm. Purchase of conservation easements on 136-acre sheep dairy farm with historic barn. Establishment of sheep dairy center. $50,000.
Stever Farm. Purchase of conservation easements on 358-acre dairy farm. Donations of conservation easements on adjoining land. $50,000.
Dodds Recreation/Conservation Land. Acquisition of 22-acre parcel along Clarendon River, both wooded and open. Land would be used for public ball-fields and passive outdoor recreation. Possibility of future recreational trails. $20,000.
West Rutland Marsh. Acquisition of 68 acres for habitat protection. Public access for birdwatching, educational and recreational use; natural area protection and open space conservation. $68,000.
Lyon Property. Acquisition of 24 acres surrounding village area for open space conservation, and possible affordable housing or limited commercial development. $35,000.
Acquisition of 15 acres in village center for open space and public recreation. $40,000.
LARGER CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN WHICH A TOWN HAS OFTEN BEEN A CO-APPLICANT
Waterfront, Lake Champlain. Acquisition by City of Burlington with the Trust for Public Lands. 45 acres with frontage on Lake Champlain for addition to public recreation area, bike path. $200,000.
Phenn Basin. Acquisition by nonprofit partnership composed of The Vermont Land Trust, The Trust for Public Lands, the Town of Fayston and the Mad River Planning District. 2,780-acre conservation area. $680,000.
Cow Mountain Pond. Acquisition of 1,639 acres forested land for public recreational, forestry and wildlife management uses. $180,000.
Hyde Park & Eden
Green River Reservoir. Acquisition by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation with The Nature Conservancy of Vermont of land and conservation easements on 5,100 acres woodland surrounding undeveloped reservoir. Public recreational use, forestry and wildlife habitat protection. $750,000.
Northeast Kingdom Towns
Nulhegan Basin (Champion Lands) Acquisition of land and conservation easements on 133,289 acres woodland. Conserved by a partnership composed of The Vermont Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Vermont, The Conservation Fund, and the Agency of Natural Resources. Wildlife habitat, public recreation, working forest. $4,500,000.
Center Pond. Town of Newark working with the Vermont Land Trust. Acquisition of 685 acres including remote pond. $85,000.
Mandigo Meadows. Acquisition of 967 acres including remote fishing pond. Town of Shrewsbury working wiht the Vermont Land Trust and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. $138,350.
Watson Forest. Acquisition of 2,200 acres for addition to state and town forest. Managed forestland and public recreational uses. $300,000.
Pinnacle Ridge, Part II. Acquisition of 548 acres for addition to the Windmill Mountain Nature Reserve and Trail. Public access, wildlife habitat reserve, fragile plant communities and wetland habitats. Establishment of a conservation corridor between Dummerston and Saxtons River. $290,000 private funds; $142,500 VHCB grant.
Mud Pond. Acquisition of 295 acres land and remote pond for conservation purposes; public trails. Town working with The Nature Conservancy of Vermont. $72,250.
Siple Farm. Purchase of development rights on 239 acres with public trails. Town co-applicant with The Vermont Land Trust. $367,110
Standish Farm. Purchase of development rights on 88 acres farmland bordering village; restriction of land for development of affordable housing. Town co-applicant with the Vermont Land Trust. $110,000.