Vermont Land Trust

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Tue Jan 6 10:27:25 EST 1998


Jostnix wrote:
> 
> >
> The Vermont Land Trust along with the Vermont Nature Conservency
> >just
> purchased 26,000 acres of timberland in Vermont.  From what I gather
> >they
> will continue to harvest it doing their best to show how forestry
> >and
> recreation are both possible in a management plan.
> 
> There is
> >informational meeting this evening which I plan to attend.  I will
> be
> >interested to see peoples reactions to such large ownership by
> organizations
> >such as The Vermont Land Trust and the Nature Conservency.
> Vermont ain't
> >always as liberal as people might think.
> 
> The Nature Conservancy is right on line.  They are preserving the resource with
> just a little bit of forest management to benefit the whole.  I really like
> this group and they have a touch of ecosystem management blended with multiple
> use.
>
> 
> They ain't just doing this in Vermont...They are doing this all over the US...a
> good organization... a lot of land given back to something other than timber
> production.

I agree, the Nature Conservancy has taken rational, reasonable steps to
preserve the integrity of some valuable natural sites. If the Vermont
Land Trust follows the same path, they will do well.

 Don Staples
UIN 4653335

My Ego Stroke:  http://www.livingston.net/dstaples/



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