December 15, 2018

Public input sought on new Richmond Town Forest management

The Town of Richmond invites the public to a workshop next Thursday to help plan the Richmond Town Forest, which the town is in the final stages of acquiring.

The workshop is schedule from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Camels Hump Middle School.

The new town forest consists of 428 mostly wooded acres about a mile east of Richmond village and is part of the former Andrews farm. The land stretches from Richmond’s uplands over the Green Mountains.

The Andrews family is working with the Vermont Land Trust to convey the property to the town under a conservation easement that calls for the town to conserve the forest and provide for recreational and educational uses, with public input guiding the property’s management plan.

Over the next ten months, the town will work with SE Group, a consulting firm specializing in community planning, to develop an overall management plan. Next Thursday’s workshop marks the beginning of the management planning process.

More information is available at facebook.com/RichmondTownForest.

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