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
known as the Upper White River Area.
The Deerfield Wind Project
calls for seventeen, 400-foot turbines to be built on Green Mountain National
in Searsburg and Readsboro. The project would be near a smaller wind farm
operated by Green Mountain Power on private property in Searsburg.
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.
John Dillon reports:
this afternoon, the U-S Senate passed a five-year extension of the farm bill.
Patrick Leahy has been widely praised by farmers because the legislation
expands a dairy price support program.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, a few other provisions that Leahy inserted into
the bill have also gotten attention.