Conservation Solutions for the Places You Love

January 2024 eNews

January Spotlight

Join us for a winter hike at Zebedee Wetland!

Saturday, January 27 | 1 PM

Curious what goes on at a wetland during winter? Join the Upper Valley Land Trust and the Thetford Conservation Commission for a beautiful winter walk along the Linny Levin trail at Zebedee Wetland!

Our special guest, Ted Levin, will share a wide variety of information about this wetland ecosystem during the winter. Hot chocolate will be provided at the end of the walk!

Please bring layers, water, and snacks. Traction is recommended, snowshoes or microspikes, depending on the weather. Space is limited, register today!

No dogs please. Meet at the pull off on Houghton Hill Rd.

Register Today!

Current Happenings at UVLT

Two Recent Property Closings

Goose Chase Farm, Plainfield, NH

When Lynn Freeman and Peter Martin bought their Plainfield property in 1988, their neighbors were eager to advocate for its conservation because it sits in one of the region’s largest areas of unbroken forest.

And now, 35 years later, they have donated a conservation easement protecting over 380 acres, fulfilling the hopes of local conservationists and their own commitment to the health of their land and the planet.

Conserving their land was always in their plans. Motivating them to move ahead now is a strong desire to make positive and proactive efforts to benefit the environment at a time when the earth’s climate is changing so rapidly.

Read More Here

Hooper Properties, Cornish, NH

Mark Hooper has donated two conservation easements, adjacent to a conservation easement he donated in 2023, completing his goal of protecting 60 acres that his family has owned since 1835.

This land is located in the historic Cornish Colony area. Mark, who does not live locally, sought to protect the land as he made plans to transition ownership of part of it.

The Cornish Conservation Commission was integral in supporting Mark's endeavor.

Much of the property has been ranked as “Highest Ranked Habitat in New Hampshire” in the 2020 NH Wildlife Action Plan. The easements are located near several other UVLT-conserved lands associated with the Cornish Colony.

Read More Here

Calling all Vermont Residents -Save the Date and Join us for:

VHCC Legislative Day

FEBRUARY 14 | 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition (VHCC) Legislative Day is the day for UVLT staff, trustees, and supporters to champion the projects and values supported by Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) funding and the importance of conservation in general.

Legislators need to hear from YOUVermonters doing the work on the ground—about how VHCB-funded projects are helping solve some of Vermont’s most pressing issues. This is our opportunity to share our good work with lawmakers and share how VHCB dollars are being put to work in communities across Vermont. For more information about VHCC Legislative Day, or to register to attend, please click the button below!

Learn More & Register!

Upcoming Events in 2024

Annual Bear Pond Snowshoe with

Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council (MWCC)

Saturday, February 17 | 9 AM | Bear Pond*

Join UVLT Staff and members of the MWCC for our Annual Bear Pond Snowshoe! We will hike out to the pond and enjoy its winter beauty. We will be rewarded with winter views of the frozen pond while we enjoy hot chocolate! Please bring layers, water, and snacks. Traction is recommended, snowshoes or microspikes, depending on the weather. No registration required.

*Meet at the Canaan Town Forest parking lot off of Route 4

Snowshoe at Lyme Hill Conservation Area

Saturday, March 30 | 1 PM

Join UVLT Staff for a moderate snowshoe hike to the top of Lyme Hill! Staff will talk about the history of this conservation area while we take in the beauty of winter at the top of the Hill. Please bring layers, water, and snacks. Traction is recommended, snowshoes or microspikes, depending on the weather. No registration required.

*Meet at the Lyme Hill parking lot off of Route 10

We Know You Love the Upper Valley. We Do Too.

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