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Conservation Leadership Seminar, Spring 2004:
South Hero, Vermont

During the Spring Semester, 2004, students in the historic preservation program were involved in an interdisciplinary conservation leadership field study course focusing on Round Pond State Park in South Hero, Vermont. Recently saved from development by local and regional land trusts, stewardship of the lake-front farm property and natural area is now the responsibility of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The graduate student team shared their research findings and management recommendations with state and with local residents. The aerial view at right taken for the project shows the Round Pond parcel in the foreground, with US Route 2 causeway following the sand bar across Lake Champlain from South Hero to Milton, Vermont.

This website is the product of research collected throughout the semester by: Elizabeth Andre; Roger Ciuffo; Stephanie Gordin; Eileen Heideman; Sara Jamison; Nicole Janton; Mary Stadalnick. Research topics include the agricultural history of Grand Isle including historic fencing, sheep and cow farming and orchard farming; tourism history; transportation history; archaeological history and a brief history on the town. Also included in the investigation was research into the geneological history of the Landon Family who owned and farmed a portion of what is now Round Pond State Park. For reference purposes, sections of the 1857 Walling Map have also been included.

 

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