Randolph Farmland

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Exit 4 Farmland Saved From Development, Sold Back to Farmers

“Today’s agreement is a massive victory for all Vermonters who take pride in our state’s rich farming heritage,” said CLF senior attorney Sandra Levine. “When you pull off this scenic highway exit, you should be greeted by sprawling fields and colorful produce, not bulldozers and industrial parks. Thanks to the hard work of all parties involved, this valuable farmland will be back where it belongs – in the hands of local farmers supported by, and providing for, our communities.”

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Paving Vermont Farmland: Stopped!
by Sandy Levine

Strong Advocacy Leads to Conservation Stopping sprawl in its tracks and keeping valuable farmland available for farmers to use has taken a huge leap forward. In 2016, following a year-long legal case led by CLF, a developer withdrew plans to build a massive, sprawling complex, including shopping, a hotel, a conference center, offices, and housing in…

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Exit 4 Landowner Will Scrap Development Plans And Sell To Conservation Groups

A developer and conservation groups have reached an agreement that will preserve prime agricultural land at Exit 4 on Interstate 89, ending a controversial plan to build a large development at the Randolph Exit. “This a tremendous victory for everyone who cares deeply about farming in Vermont and for the natural beauty we have here,”…

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Vermont

Clean Air, Clean Water, and Clean Energy for the People of Vermont Vermont doesn’t have a lock on stunning natural settings, but, really, does it get any better than what we have every day? From rugged Camel’s Hump to iconic Lake Champlain, our rural villages to our compact cities, Vermont is our home and it’s…

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Farmland vs. Asphalt
by Sandy Levine

Valuable farmland in Vermont is under siege. A proposal is on tap to build more than 1 million square feet of hotel, conference center, industry, shops and houses on very valuable farmland at a rural highway exit.

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Environmental Groups, Citizens, Aim to Protect Productive Farmland, Stem sprawl at Randolph Interstate Exit

Environmental and preservation groups are working alongside local residents to stem a massive proposed development at the Randolph exit (Exit 4) off I-89. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), and Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) filed paperwork today seeking to participate in the Act 250 proceeding that will review the project. The Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV) is a key partner in this effort. The proposed development would destroy important farmland and fails to comply with the town and regional plans.