About Us


Wild Turkeys – Photo by Michael Scollins

SBLT Mission:

  1. Cooperate with other land conservation organizations and willing land owners to conserve significant tracts of undeveloped land in South Burlington, especially in the Southeast Quadrant (SEQ).
  2. Collaborate with City officials and citizens to implement the South Burlington Open Space Strategy (April 2002).
  3. Support continued agricultural uses of land in South Burlington and adjoining towns.
  4. Promote responsible residential, commercial, and transportation development in South Burlington and neighboring cities and towns.
  5. Disseminate information and resources to land owners and residents regarding the value of the City’s natural, conserved and agricultural lands.
  6. Work with adjoining towns on land conservation projects to preserve forests, wetlands, and other natural areas for long term preservation, low impact recreation, wildlife corridors, and to maintain or improve water quality.
  7. Participate in South Burlington planning and development review activities as an organization advocating the preservation of our natural resources and open spaces.

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors made up of South Burlington citizens, oversees the activities of the South Burlington Land Trust. Members serve three year terms and include the following individuals:

  • Sarah Dopp, President
  • Michael Mittag, Treasurer
  • Karen Ryder, Secretary
  • Janet Bellavance
  • Alyson Chalnick
  • Rosanne Greco
  • Allan Strong

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board or participating in our activities please contact Sarah Dopp at (802) 985-3581 or email the treasurer, Michael Mittag, at treasurer@sblt.org.

Board of Directors Meetings

Board Meetings were suspended for the first  six months of the pandemic. Meetings resumed September 2020. SBLT regular monthly board meetings are scheduled for the last Thursday of each month.  Board meetings are currently held virtually using the Zoom platform. Members will receive a notification via email which provides the Zoom link, date and time of the regular Board of Directors meetings.

The next regular meeting is Thursday January 28, 2021 at 4:30 PM.

Minutes 2019/2020

SBLT Minutes November 18, 2020

SBLT minutes, October 28, 2020

SBLT Minutes September 30, 2020

SBLT minutes, February 26, 2020

SBLT minutes, January 29, 2020

SBLT Minutes December 3, 2019

October 30, 2019 SBLT minutes

SBLT Minutes August 28, 2019


Thank You’s

  • To the City of South Burlington staff, past and present, for all of their support.
  • To Northfield Savings Bank, Shelburne Road Branch, for providing meeting space.
  • To Fatline Studios, Milton, Vermont (Vanessa and Eric) for website design.
  • To Donna Harley, South Burlington, for the SBLT cattail logo.
  • To Ellen Powell and other SBLT members for sharing their photographs of South Burlington.
  • To all SBLT members for their support and hard work.

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