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New York, Vermont, Masschusetts Forestland Preserved In Purchase

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The Conservation Fund will purchase 23,000 acres of working forestland in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. 

The Conservation Fund will buy sections of the Cowee Forest for $25 million in an effort to preserve the forestland and protect wildlife habitats.

Parcels of land include sections in Rensselaer and Washington counties, New York, Bennington County, Vermont and Berkshire County, Massachusetts – some of which are already protected.

The Fund says it will work with the forest economy to benefit local mills and manufacturing in the region.