The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it will grant about $2.3 million to establish community forests in eight states, including Vermont.
The Dorset Town Forest, whose trail network is nearly 100 years old, received $263,000 to expand its borders. Chittenden County forester Keith Thompson and Sean MacFaden at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab join Vermont Edition to discuss this recent addition, as well as the importance of town forests for Vermont’s landscape.
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