Photo by Brigid Sullivan
List of Projects
Mount Holly Conservation Trust
§ 2008 - The Conservation Fund purchased the 506 acre RichardAnderson property along Branch Brook Road with financial support for the project from the MHCT. This spectacular parcel of valley and mountainside is visible from Healdville Road and Hedgehog Hill Road. It provides additional contiguous habitat protection for bear, moose, beaver, and other wildlife that is critically important to their long term success. It provides yet another parcel in the fabric of protected parcels in Mount Holly, bringing the total to almost 1100 acres.
§ 2005 - Lory and Pete Doolittle completed their private donation of a conservation easement on 70 acres of property on Bowlsville Road.
§ 2004 - The Freeman/Fiske private donation of a conservation easement on 40 acres of property across from the Dana-Seward Project brought that total to 117 acres along Rte 155.
§ 2003 - The Dana-Seward Farm Conservation Project conserved 77 acres of mixed farmland and woodland on Route 155 thanks to support from the Vermont Land Trust, the Freeman Foundation, and over 150 residents of Mount Holly who contributed to the project.
§ 2006 to Present - Bear Corridor
The MHCT is pleased to partner with The Conservation Fund, The Ninevah Foundation, and the Vermont Land Trust to secure a wildlife corridor linking the northern and southern sections of the Green Mountain National Forest with other state-owned and privately conserved lands. This provides a contiguous corridor for black bear, moose, and other species as well as assuring a working landscape and recreational opportunities for the public in perpetuity. Mount Holly sits prominently in the middle of this corridor.
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.