For years, conservationists have hoped to protect these 971 acres as an addition to Coolidge State Forest and a link to the Aitken State Forest.
The Trust for Public Land is now working with the Mad River Valley community and the State of Vermont to add the property to Camel's Hump State Park, benefiting mountain bikers, hikers, backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, and other lovers of the outdoors.
The Trust for Public Land is working to protect more than 350 acres surrounding a section of trail in Stamford for the Green Mountain National Forest.
Situated to the south of Green River Reservoir State Park in Vermont, the 339-acre Zack Woods property is considered a Lamoille Basin gem by both scientists and local residents.
The Trust for Public Land worked with the State of Vermont to protect Jackson Valley, a 936-acre property along the ridge of the Green Mountains that spans the Vermont-Canada border.
TPL helped the town of Lemington acquire property for a community forest atop Monadnock Mountain in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom from International Paper Realty Corporation using federal Forest Legacy Program funds.
Community forests are based on the principles of sustainable development and community-based natural resource management and promote community vitality and economic well-being.
The property, known as Bissonette Farm, contains the headwaters of the LaPlatte River, which feeds into Lake Champlain and serves as a drinking water supply for approximately 68,000 people.
The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
A mix of forestland, wetlands, and open meadow, the Blueberry Lake property provides outstanding opportunities for recreation, including swimming, fishing, hiking, ice skating and cross-country skiing. And its location, adjacent to the Roxbury State Forest, offers prime habitat for songbirds, bl