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Two Readsboro properties have been added to the Green Mountain National Forest and protect 1.4 miles of the Deerfield River, The Trust for Public Land and the United States Forest Service announced today.

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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.

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Today the Brushwood Community Forest in West Fairlee, Vermont, grew to more than 1,000 acres, more than doubling its size, thanks to a conservation deal completed by The Trust for Public Land, the Town of West Fairlee, and the State of Vermont. The majority of the funding came from the USDA Forest Legacy Program.

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In a report released today, 60 organizations urged lawmakers to help meet New England's economic challenges by investing in the region's forests, and outlined six critical federal policy opportunities to conserve New England's forests for economic and environmental benefit.

This report offers an assessment of community needs, the needs of supporting institutions, the state of the current infrastructure and recommendations on what is required to coordinate and strengthen existing capacities and build new support where it is needed.

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More than 5,700 acres of private forest bordering four miles of the Long Trail State Forest, the nation's oldest long-distance hiking trail, have been permanently protected.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today praised a White House proposal to increase funding for the U.S Forest Service Forest Legacy Program, which provides financial assistance to states to protect working forests and prevent forest lands from being developed.

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The Trust for Public Land announced that the 475-acre Brushwood Community Forest was officially created this week, as the Town of West Fairlee took ownership of 475 acres of forest land. This marks an important milestone in a three-year effort, which received the support of federal, state, and local agencies.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a non-profit land conservation organization, today applauded U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy for his efforts to create and include the new Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program in the 2008 Farm Bill. The Senate passed the bill today as part of the farm bill package by a vote of 81-15. The House passed it yesterday by a 318-106 vote.

Press release

After a two-year effort, the former Bissonette Farm, over 600 acres at the headwaters of the LaPlatte River, is protected. Much of this land had been farmed by the Bissonette family since 1919.