Green Mountain National Forest

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Green Mountain National Forest

Address:231 N Main St
Rutland, VT 05701

Size: 375,000 acres.
Location:Central and southern Vermont. Accessible by US 4 and 7. Nearby cities/towns include Brandon, Brattleboro, Bennington, Burlington, Manchester, Rochester, and Rutland.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic sites, trail (512 miles), scenic drives, 3 ski areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, gold panning, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowboarding.
Special Features:Landscapes range from rugged mountains to secluded hollows. Forest's Green Mountain Range is traversed by Vermont's "Long Trail," the oldest formal hiking trail in the U.S. The trail's southern portion overlays the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section). Forest and nearby Champlain Valley have numerous points of historic interest, including battlegrounds of Revolutionary and French and Indian Wars; 2000+ historic archeological sites.

See other parks in Vermont.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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GREEN MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST in Vermont is a gem of the Northeast, providing a variety of recreational activities, such as hiking, skiing, snowmobiling and fishing.
OVER 40,000 ACRES OF THE GREEN Mountain National Forest were recently designated as forever wild by Congress as a result of years of pressure from a coalition of groups, in which CLF has played a leading role.
A typical example is a case now under way in Vermont, where the Club and other organizations are suing to halt a proposed timber sale and the construction of a road in the Lamb Brook section of Green Mountain National Forest. Over 5,000 acres of the Lamb Brook are currently free of roads, providing a refuge for black bear and a breeding ground for migratory songbirds.
Mathew Jacobson works, among other things, to protect the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) in Vermont.
Forest Service, and in 1985, it became Finger Lakes National Forest, operated as an administrative unit of Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.
CLF is taking the lead role in the Vermont Wilderness Association's efforts to secure federal designation of more wilderness areas in the Green Mountain National Forest. Wilderness areas are shielded from logging and development but are still open for recreational activities such as hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and skiing.
We're advocating protection of suitable ones in Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest; on the recently created Nulhegan National Wildlife Refuge in Northeastern Vermont; and on other important public lands throughout the region.
By mid-1988 three representatives from each state - the GTF - were working as the "board of directors" for the Congressional study being coordinated by former Green Mountain National Forest Supervisor Steve Harper.
With this goal in mind, CLF is looking at protection possibilities in Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) and in New Hampshire's and western Maine's White Mountain National Forest (WMNF).
For some years, scientists have been studying the death of trees at high elevations in the National Forests of the southern Appalachians and in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.

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