PO BOX 284, Stowe, VT 05672

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Organizations Filed Purposes: The Stowe Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community.

StewardshipIn 2020, Stowe Land Trust (SLT) continued efforts with partners at Cady Hill Forest to control non-native, invasive Japanese barberry. A $5,000 grant paid for a professional crew to continue pulling plants and SLT staff time to coordinate the project. At Joes Pond, $1,500 donation paid for a dock that was installed in order to improve public access to the water.The Stowe Land Trust also completed several land management projects on SLT-owned properties. At the Mill Trail, the 2019 Halloween storm caused enough damage to require replacement of a culvert under the parking lot. This project, including resurfacing the parking lot and improving the access gate, was completed in 2020.The remainder of the Spruce Peak Realty sponsorship was used to cover stewardship program staff time. SLT updated and replaced interpretive signs and created a trail map and guide for DuMont Meadow. In 2019, the Canadian Friends of Stowe Land Trust granted $20,000 to SLT to support public access and recreation improvements at Brownsville-Story Ridge Forest. Over the past year, $2,325.00 was spent on having the meadow mowed and purchasing property signs and two trail counters. The balance of $17,675 will be spent on upcoming recreation projects in partnership with the State of Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and the Stowe Trails Partnership. Outreach and EducationSLT ramped up its social media outreach in March in response to the pandemic and stay-at-home order, and we have seen an increase in interaction and comments on our posts over the summer and fall. When schools closed in March, our Summer Naturalist, a VHCB AmeriCorps Member, chose to end her service early at the end of April and summer in-person programming and events were cancelled due to the pandemic. $1,616.39 of a $6,000 grant from Vails EpicPromise Program was spent in direct support of the Summer Natural Program and the balance helped to cover general SLT outreach and education efforts this summer.In 2020, we completed a year-long Community Conservation Assessment in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance which provided $3,000 in funding to support the project. We also spent $396 of a 2017 grant provided by the Land Trust Alliance to distribute community survey to better understand how Stowe Land Trust is currently perceived.Land Protection Projects On of our partners in the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor (SHWC), Vermont Land Trust, successfully closed on the Blauvelt Forest conservation easement bargain sale in 2020. SLT released $100,000 to Vermont Land Trust for the project from funds donated to SLT through the SHWC catalyst campaign a joint fundraising effort between Stowe Land Trust, Vermont Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy. With the completion of this new conservation project, the partnership has protected more than 500 acres in the corridor since 2018. The Nature Conservancy released $3,810 to Stowe Land Trust from their funds received through the catalyst campaign for SLT staff time spent coordinating conservation efforts within the wildlife corridor.The Hunger Mountain Headwaters Project, a multi-year collaboration between Stowe Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land, was completed in March 2020 when the +/- 1800-acre Patterson Brook parcel in Middlesex and Worcester was transferred from the Trust for Public Land to the State of Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. SLT released $137,125 to the Trust for Public Land for project costs and $109,479 to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for a stewardship endowment for the long-term care of the parcel and a 109-acre parcel in Stowe included in the project that was purchased by the Trust for Public Land and transferred to the State of Vermont in December 2019.In 2020, Stowe Land Trust raised $11,380 to help the Vermont Land Trust purchase a conservation easement on the Valcour-Hursh Farm in Morristown and to make the property affordable for the next generation of farmers. Vermont Land Trust anticipates closing on the project in early 2021.GeneralStowe Land Trust received and spent a $23,800 Payroll Protection Program Loan and $3000 EIDL grant in 2020 for payroll costs.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Kristen SharplessExecutive Dir.20$77,561
Dave WilkensV Chr/Treasurer2$0
Meg KauffmanSecretary1.5$0
Walter FrameChairman3$0
Jason McleanDirector1$0
Anna BlackDirector1$0
Ryan PercyDirector1$0
Darsey MoonDirector1$0
Walter LooneyDirector1.5$0
Mila LonettoDirector1$0
Jed LipskyDirector1$0
Tom JackmanDirector1$0
Beth BradfordDirector1$0
Kerry SeduttoDirector1$0
Jesse GoldfineDirector3$0
Sam GainesDirector1$0
Amy StewartDirector1$0
Catherine DrakeDirector1$0
Doren DolanDirector1$0
Chess BrownellDirector1.5$0
Clifford BordenDirector1.5$0

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