Forest Service releases plan for White River Valley

The U.S. Forest Service has improvement plans for some of its land in five towns in the White River Valley. The goal is to improve wildlife habitat, and networks of hiking trails and roads in the area of the Green Mountain National Forest known as the Upper White River Area.

Impact on bear population could affect wind project

The Deerfield Wind Project calls for seventeen, 400-foot turbines to be built on Green Mountain National Forest land in Searsburg and Readsboro. The project would be near a smaller wind farm operated by Green Mountain Power on private property in Searsburg.

Agency finds wind farm could hurt bear habitat

A wind project planned for national forest land in southern Vermont would supply needed clean energy for the region, but could also harm bear habitat. Those are among the findings in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement released this week by the Forest Service. VPR’s John Dillon reports: