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Southern VT Parcel Added to Nat. Wildlife Refuge

The Glebe Mountain parcel of forest is shared by Londonderry and Windham.

Roughly 3,500 acres of forest on Glebe Mountain in southern Vermont will become part of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is used by birders, hunters, hikers, mountain bikers, snowmobilers, and skiers.

“Under U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stewardship, the property will be made more accessible for expanded and compatible public access and uses,” refuge manager Andrew French said in a statement.

The land, located in Londonderry and Windham, is deemed a high-priority habitat for many species of birds and mammals. It has been owned by The Nature Conservancy since 2019. The non-profit group has helped conserve more than 300,000 acres of land and 2,000 miles of shoreline in Vermont. Many of these lands are later transferred to government agencies for management.

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