Success Story 2013

Barre Town Forest

Barre, Vermont Photo: Monkman
Barre Town Forest
The Trust for Public Land
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.