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Expansion in Jay Richford

Posted Saturday, March 2, 2024
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Vermont Land Trust Newsroom presents the following exciting news:

Conservation partners conserve wildlands and woodlands to advance climate and community goals

A block of over 4,700 acres of wilderness and managed forests in Richford and Jay has been permanently protected, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), The Nature Conservancy in Vermont (TNC) and Northeast Wilderness Trust (NEWT) announced today. Located on the north- and west-facing slopes of the Green Mountains, the newly protected land adds to a network of nearly 10,000 acres of unfragmented, protected forest stretching from Vermont to Quebec.

“This is a win for our climate and for the people, plants, and animals who call Vermont home,” said Tracy Zschau, President & CEO of the Vermont Land Trust. “This parcel adds to an impressive block of conserved land located within a globally significant Boreal forest while supporting sustainable forest management on over 2,000 acres.”

The protections were achieved through three separate transactions....

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With a conservation easement in place, VLT sells a significant block of substantial acreage in Jay and Richford