The Vermont Land Trust and the state of Vermont have finalized a deal to protect 6,500 acres of land in Worcester and Elmore

The Vermont Land Trust and the state of Vermont have finalized a deal to protect 6,500 acres of land in Worcester and Elmore. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has purchased conservation easements for two large parcels of forestland in what’s known as Worcester Woods. The deal was completed with help of funding from the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program. The Land Trust says the Worcester Woods are part of an internationally significant wildlife corridor that connects the Green Mountains with forested lands that stretch to Nova Scotia in Canada. Vermont Forestry Commissioner Michael Snyder says the deal ensures the land will remain forested while benefiting wildlife, protecting water quality, and providing perpetual access to the public.