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Press release

The Trust for Public Land announced today that after a generous $40,000 challenge grant by Green Mountain Power and VELCO, only $45,000 remains to be raised to permanently protect the proposed Jim Jeffords State Forest.

Press release

A new 1,346-acre State Forest will be created in former Senator Jim Jeffords' hometown of Shrewsbury and will be named after the late senator, The Trust for Public Land and the State of Vermont announced today.

In the News

Dozens gathered Sunday to dedicate 355 acres of land encompassing former granite quarries that have been preserved as the Barre Town Forest. The effort to conserve the 355-acre forest was a partnership of local, state and federal organizations over several years.

The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund share a goal of connecting children living in urban communities to nature—providing them with new opportunities to play outside, learn about the environment, and create their own connections to conservation.

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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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Almost 400 acres of land have been purchased and added to Green River Reservoir State Park in northern Vermont, expanding outdoor recreation opportunities and protecting valuable wildlife habitat, The Trust for Public Land and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation announced today.

Map of completed projects in Vermont through 2013.

Our favorite thing about winter? Snow! From snowball fights in frosty fields to sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing, we love to play in fresh powder. Many of the parks and natural spaces we’ve protected--or are working to conserve--are best explored when blanketed in white. So grab your coat and mittens and enjoy one of our favorite winter playgrounds this season. And don’t forget the hot chocolate.

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A critical Green Mountains wildlife link has been protected on the Vermont border with Canada, The Trust for Public Land and partners announced today. Known as Jackson Valley, the 935-acre landscape near the Town of Jay is an ecological keystone that will connect to more than 22,000 acres of protected forestland in the United States and Canada.

Reviving a New England tradition of town forests, a Vermont town works to protect a mountain biking mecca on historic quarry lands.