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    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

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  • Starting Wednesday July 23rd Expect Road Closures

    July 23rd, Prosper Trail, North Slope & Middle Pass Trails - west side of the park CLOSED for forestry operations. McKenzie Farm Trail & McKenzie Rd will remain open for access between Prosper Parking Lot and the Pogue. CAUTION Heavy Equipment in use!

Tim and Dot Leach

A family of six stands in front of a wooden fence, with black and white Holstein cows grazing behind them.

Current and future generations

Jeffrey P. Roberts

"This farm is in our blood. I can't visualize ever leaving here. I want to make sure my children will be able to make a good living here, too. We hope at least one of them will be the seventh generation on the farm."
Tim Leach

Tim and Dot Leach own a 428-acre dairy farm along the Mettowee River in southwestern Vermont. They are the sixth generation of the Leach family to operate Woodlawn Farm, which today milks 350 Holsteins and sells its registered stock around the world.

 
An aerial scene of farm buildings and green pastures nestled in Vermont’s forested hills.

Woodlawn Farm

Jeffrey P. Roberts

Tim and Dot, along with many of their neighbors, have voluntarily sold the development rights to their land to the Vermont Land Trust in order to enhance the Farm's financial stability and preserve the agricultural heritage and rural character of the Mettowee Valley. Since its founding in 1977, the Land Trust has conserved nearly 200,000 acres of farm and forest land - roughly three and a half percent of Vermont's privately owned land.

Did You Know?

A group of 13 people sit in earnest conversation on the wicker chairs of a sunlit porch, vibrant green woods behind them. NPS Photo.

The NPS Conservation Study Institute, based at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, works with national parks and partners to advance leadership and innovation, and in collaborative conservation for the stewardship of our national system of parks and special places. More...