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US Forest Service Seeks Input On Management Plan

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The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on its plans to manage a section of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont and adjoining areas of Massachusetts.

The 62,000-acre project area includes lands primarily within the Vermont towns of Pownal, Readsboro, and Stamford as well as Clarksburg, Massachusetts. Smaller areas in the two states are also included.

Manchester District Ranger Bill Jackson says a common theme officials have heard is that the area known as the south of Route 9 project area is ripe for active forest management and restoration activities.

The proposal has been designed to improve wildlife and fish habitat, create healthier forests and watersheds, improve the network of roads and trails in the area.

The Forest Service will be accepting comments through Nov. 13.

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