Great news from VT Land Trust!


We received the following great news from our friends at Vermont Land Trust. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality!

“Dear Friend of Bolton Valley,

Have you heard the cheers coming from the Vermont Land Trust staff from your homes and offices? Wonderful news came with the March snow…yesterday we received word from the Conservation Alliance that the Bolton Nordic and Backcountry project received a second grant from their membership.

This $50,000 grant has put us across the finish line! Yes, we have completed the campaign of $1.85 million and we are moving towards closing (likely mid-April).  The grant will go in part to the acquisition and conservation and in part to the stewardship fund for the property.

This land is wonderful Vermont legacy. A heartfelt thank you from all of us at the Vermont Land Trust for all your incredible hardwork, generosity of spirit, and roll your sleeves up and financial support that helped to  get us here. Generations from now  there will be someone skiing in the woods or on a Nordic trail and he/she will be thinking, “Thank you to those that made this possible.”

Soon we will celebrate together! ”


For more information, click hereto read the formal press release sent on March 21, Vermont Land Trust Meets Fundraising Goal to Save Bolton Nordic and Backcountry Land“.

Beth Marchand

Beth's love of skiing and summer camp led her to a career in the outdoors. After spending 13 summers at Girl Scout camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, obtaining degrees in wildlife & environmental education, and working 4 years with NH Project Learning Tree, Beth joined Eastern Mountain Sports. As marketing manager, she handles media & advertising, events & sponsorships, new store openings, conservation projects, and more. On the weekends, Beth and her husband, daughter, and dog can be found roaming the mountains, waters, and woods of Northern New England.