VLT Easements (w/GLT Participation)

GLT projects as of early-2020
VLT easements to which GLT contributed g
 
Acreage
Residences
Current landowner(s)
Existing
home-
stead
Open
Forest
Subtotal open & forest
Total acreage
Exist-
ing
Max.
addit. allowed
Total
allowed
Ed and Claudia York (now owned by Todd Hardie)
       
259
1
1
2
Shaun & Darren  Hill h
       
73
2
0
2
Shaun & Darren
Hill
       
207
1
2
3
Jamie Murdock & Virginia Toner
       
150
1
0
1
Lowell Urie i        
145
0
0
0
Black Hills j        
189
0
0
0
Todd Hardie        
154
 
3
3
David & Wilhelmina Smith        
76
0
0
0
Mateo & Andy Kehler k        
51
1
1
2
Michaud    
79.6
2
1
3
Beer m
41
0
0
0
Total
       
1,854
14
19
33

g In most cases the bulk of the cost was covered by generous grants from the Freeman Foundation. The Hill brothers’ second easement, the Hardie and Kehler easements, and the Smiths’ easement were funded in part by the Greensboro Conservation Fund, approved by the Greensboro Selectboard. The cost of Ecopoesis/Hazendale was largely financed by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board in its first agricultural investment in Greensboro.

h GLT share partially funded by generous grant from the Stony Point Foundation.

i Property comprises 603 acres, of which 145 are located in Greensboro and the remaining 458 in Glover.

j Property comprises 1,685 acres, of which 189 are located in Greensboro and the remaining 1,496 in Glover.

k The Kehlers absorbed a portion of the appraised value of this easement. In addition to the GLT, portions of the cost were covered by grants from the Freeman and Lookout Foundations and the Greensboro Conservation Fund.

l The Smiths absorbed approximately 80% of the appraised value of this easement. In addition to the GLT, the Stony Point, Freeman and Vermont Community Foundations and the Greensboro Conservation Fund also contributed.

m Part of the GLT’s contribution to this project was financed out of the Mary Witherbee Fund, created by the Stony Point Foundation.


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