Wildlands Conserved Near Chittenden County
In an effort to conserve wild lands in Vermont, the Vermont Land Trust, towns, individuals and various other conservation groups have been working together to secure more than 7,000 acres north of I-89 in Bolton, Richmond and Jericho.
Thanks to federal funding through the Forest Legacy Program, rare, diverse areas including Preston and Richmond Ponds have been protected since the initiative began in 2002. These areas are home to dry oak woodlands, wetlands, and prime peregrine falcon and bobcat habitat. These areas are also accessible by public trails to hunters, walkers and skiers.
The public and private collabarotive, known as the Chittenden Uplands Conservation Project, hopes to protect up to 10,000 acres of forest lands bordering the state’s most populous county. Read more.