Protecting public mountains
Lifting the existing moratorium - or simply ignoring it - would be a radical change in state policy ...Ending the wind development moratorium without clear rationale and rock-solid protections for our most-precious Vermont landscapes would be a significant step in the wrong direction.
November 27, 2011
by Will Wiquist
in Times Argus
For the last 25 years, the Green Mountain Club has worked with private landowners, the state of Vermont, the U.S. Forest Service, and other like-minded organizations to conserve more than 25,000 acres of land near the Long Trail, adding much of it to the state forest system.
We have worked hard to secure land and easements so that the Long Trail, Appalachian Trail and other Vermont hiking treasures are buffered against development where possible and protected from closure so as to preserve the trails and mountains we all value.
These land protection efforts have relied heavily on state support. Led by the... [continue via Web link]