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Connecticut Watershed

Brushwood Community Forest,  VT  Photo: Monkman
Brushwood Community Forest, VT Photo: Monkman

2011 Success

Grantee:  Trust for Public Lands

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Result: 4,682 acres protected

We supported Trust for Public Land’s Campaign to Conserve the Upper Connecticut River to protect the Upper Connecticut River Watershed of Vermont and New Hampshire and preserve its forests, streams, and muscle-powered recreation opportunities. The campaign focused on three separate conservation projects covering 2,341 acres: the Deerfield River, Brushwood Forest, and Gardner Mountain projects. The Deerfield River project protected 680 acres of land and transferring it to the Green Mountain National Forest. The Brushwood Community Forest Expansion added 580 acres to an existing protected forest. The Gardner Mountain project secured a conservation easement on 1,081 acres of wildlife habitat on Gardner Mountain.