KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A land conservation group says 629 acres of forest land alongside the Appalachian Trail by means of the city of Killington have been protected.
The Conservation Fund made the announcement in late August that the land had been conserved in partnership with the National Park Service utilizing cash from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Rutland Herald studies the Conservation Fund’s Sally Manikian says the land is primarily forest with no growth and can act as a buffer for these alongside the path.
The Conservation Fund purchased the Killington property in 2014 as half of a bigger conservation effort of about 30,000 acres throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Maine. The land will now will probably be managed by the U.S. Forest Service as half of the Green Mountain National Forest.
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