Easements were purchased for the P.K. Brown parcel (400+/- acres), located in Mount Holly on the Ludlow town line at Buttermilk Falls. Also included in this corridor, and with financial assistance from the MHCT, a highly visible property at the head of Buttermilk Falls was cleaned up and preserved, thereby protecting stream quality in the middle of this wildlife corridor. Along with the other easements we have conserved a total of 920 acres for the bear corridor.
Since 2006, we have been working with our partners to secure a critical north-south corridor along the spine of the Green Mountains for black bear, moose, and other species on the move.
Our work focuses on bridging the gap between the two separate units of the Green Mountain National Forest by linking state owned and privately conserved lands. Mount Holly lies prominently in the middle of this corridor.
This partnership with The Conservation Fund, The Ninevah Foundation, and the Vermont Land Trust has allowed us to add thousands of acres of woodlands to the corridor as well as create many recreational opportunities for our community.