Community forests are based on the principles of sustainable development and community-based natural resource management and promote community vitality and economic well-being.
Money might grow on trees, after all. In Barre Town, Vermont, a new study shows how creating a community forest could help boost the local economy.
Reviving a New England tradition of town forests, a Vermont town works to protect a mountain biking mecca on historic quarry lands.
A 355-acre forest which includes a variety of popular trails used for hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing will be protected as the Barre Town Forest, The Trust for Public Land and the U.S. Forest Service announced today.
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