• 700 acres of farmland to be conserved
    October 16,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    Farmland to

    be conserved

    The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board has awarded over $1.6 million in state and federal funding to conserve six farms totaling nearly 700 acres in Washington, Windham and Orange counties.

    The board matched $740,000 in state funds with $864,000 in federal funding for farmland protection from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Vermont Land Trust is raising approximately $170,000 to match the funding.

    The farmers will sell conservation easements, limiting any future development to the terms of the easement. As a result of these funding commitments, the Vermont Land Trust will conserve farms in Barre Town, Washington, Thetford, Randolph, Westminster and Dummerston.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    A two-vehicle crash on Route 4 in Killington in the early morning hours Saturday sent a Hartland... Full Story
    BURLINGTON University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Department of Health will offer a... Full Story
    NORTH SPRINGFIELD An algae bloom at Stoughton Pond has prompted the U.S. Full Story
    More Articles