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Barre Town Forest

Barre, Vermont  Photo:  Monkman
Barre, Vermont Photo: Monkman

2013 Success

Grantee:  Trust for Public Land

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Result: 355 acres protected

The Trust for Public Land used Conservation Alliance funding to support its Campaign to Create the Barre Town Forest to transform a degraded industrial site into a vibrant natural landscape that will be owned by the local community as a new town forest and will provide extensive wildlife habitat and a place for residents to recreate. TPL reports that they have successfully completed the project, protecting 355 acres, and transferring the land to the Town of Barre, with a conservation easement held by the Vermont Land Trust. This property is key wildlife habitat, and an important link to the 43,000-acre Groton State Forest. It also contains one of the top mountain biking destinations in New England.