Article published Mar 30, 2011
630 acres conserved in central Vermont
The Associated Press
— Officials say 630 acres of land adjacent to the Killington section of
the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Vermont will be protected.
The property was bought by the Conservation Fund in 2010 and transferred
to the National Park Service last week. The land will link the Les
Newell Wildlife Management Area with several privately owned
conservation lands, creating an protected area of more than 9,000 acres.
The Conservation Fund says the land will create a protective buffer
to prevent development along a one-mile section of the trail while also
protecting wetland habitat in Barnard and on the edge of Bridgewater.
The lands will be open for hiking, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and other uses.