Success Story 2018

Richmond Town Forest

Richmond Town Forest, VT Photo: Olivia Wolf
Richmond Town Forest
Vermont Land Trust
428 acres protected

The town of Richmond, Vermont is the proud owner of a 428-acre forest located one mile from the village center. Vermont Land Trust worked with the community to acquire the forest, which is a key part of a protected area that helps connect Camel’s Hump State Park with Mount Mansfield State Forest. The forest is home to moose, bear, deer, bobcat and other wildlife. The Richmond community is developing a management plan for the property, with recreation opportunities including trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hunting and birdwatching.