GLT Easements

GLT projects consist of two types:

(1) GLT acquires a conservation easement on its own account, either by donation or purchase, and bears responsibility for monitoring it in perpetuity, or
(2) GLT contributes to the purchase of a property or easement by another organization-in all cases thus far, the Vermont Land Trust. In the second case, the acquiring body (VLT) holds the easement and monitors it.

The table below summarizes the easements which GLT held or to whose purchase cost it had contributed. As of early-2020, GLT held 19 easements on its own account. Clicking on the name(s) of the landowner(s) will take you to a description of the property in question. Several of the descriptions draw on accounts in The History of Greensboro-The First Two Hundred Years, published by the Greensboro Historical Society in 1990.

GLT projects as of early-2020
Easements held exclusively by GLT
 
Acreage
Residences
Current landowner(s)
Existing
home-
stead
Open
Forest
Subtotal open & forest
Total acreage
Exist-
ing
Max.
addit. allowed
Total
allowed
Nancy Buckley a
10
54.7
90
144.7
154.7
1
0
1
David & Nicholas Edsall b
4
31
115
146
150
2
3
5
Thomas & Mary Edsall
0
0
10
10
10
0
1
1
John Downing
0
0
0.37
0.37
0.37
0
0
0
Megan Paterson-Brown
0
1
38
39
39
0
1
1
Scott Mann
2
2
11
13
15
1
0
1
Shaun & Darren Hill c
0
28.8
0
28.8
28.8
2
0
2
Warren and Laura Hill
5
26.2
30
56.2
61.2
1
1
2
Hugh Knox
3
3
25
28
31
1
1
2
Mark & Mary McGrath
5
73.6
240
313.6
318.6
1
2
3
Mark & Mary McGrath
0
22
110
132
132
0
1
1
David & Andrea Perham
0
14
7
21
20.6
0
0
0
Tracy St. Louis
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
Scott Dean ed
0
2
102
104
103.8
0
1
1
Anne Pinkney
0
11
8
19
19
0
0
0
Andy and Victoria Kehler fe
0
4
11
15
15
0
1
1
Circus Smirkus
0
19
1
20
20
0
0
0
Highland Lodge (Porter Brook Nature Trail)
Trail easement, approx. 1 mile
Lotspeich Family Properties
1
70
55
125
128.6
1
1
2
Total
30
362.3
854.37
1,217
1,249
10
13
23

a Net of 15 acres sold in 2003 to von Hessert.
b Net of 10 acres sold in 2005 to T & M Edsall.
c Hayfield across Hill Road from farm.
ed Conveyed in 2006 by Thomas Sullivan
fe Purchased in 2003 from Buckleys.

For further information contact Clive Gray, chair
at 802-533-2609 (Oct.-May) or 802-533-7723 (June-Sept).
Greensboro Land Trust, Box 135, Greensboro, VT 05841