About Us

The Richmond (Vermont) Land Trust was organized in 1987 by citizens of Richmond, Vermont, who were concerned that their community might go the way so many other towns have gone and lose its rural character, natural resources, scenic beauty and unique spirit. Richmond’s location in one of Vermont’s fastest growing, most populated areas puts its farms, river banks, woodlands and recreational areas at special risk. By providing local landowners with sound alternatives to “making asphalt the last crop,” the Richmond Land Trust helps assure that as Richmond grows, its working landscape, natural areas and historic sites will be protected for the benefit of generations to come.

      Our Mission

To preserve the rural character and quality of life in Richmond, Vermont, and its surrounding communities through land conservation, historic preservation, land stewardship, and community service and education.

      Programs of the Richmond Land Trust

Land Conservation: Through volunteer conservation programs, we help land owners preserve and conserve open space, woodlands and unique wildlife habitat.
Land Stewardship: On some of the parcels we preserve, we take responsibility for managing it to protect its natural qualities.
Historic Preservation: We assist in the preservation of the Richmond area cultural heritage through negotiation and purchase of scenic and historic easements along selected corridors.

      Board of Trustees
Jeremy Hoff, Chair
Brad Elliott, Vice Chair
Wright Preston, Treasurer
Ted Lyman, Secretary
Lou Borie, Board Member
Gary Bressor, Board Member
Bryce Gilmer, Board Member
     Jim Feinson, Board Member
John Hiltebeitel, Board Member
Dan Martin, Board Member
Fritz Martin, Board Member
Judy McVickar, Board Member
Jonathan Smith, Board Member
Jon Stebbins, Board Member
The Richmond Land Trust
P.O. Box 605
Richmond, VT 05477
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