Celebrate Newest Addition to Okemo State Forest

Enjoy the spectacular view, hear about the critical wildlife habitat we protected, and take a short tour of this recently conserved land.

On December 28, 2020, The Mount Holly Conservation Trust, Vermont Land Trust, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation were extremely pleased to announce a 350 acre addition to Okemo State Forest.

This land is the source of the West River, Branch Brook, and Mill River. Its healthy high-elevation forest, streams, and wetlands support an abundance of wildlife, as well as numerous dispersed recreation opportunities for the public. The protected property also hosts a portion of a VAST trail and the Catamount Trail.

Read the full press release.

Now that health officials have deemed it safe enough to meet outdoors, we are excited to invite you to celebrate this beautiful new public land.

Please Join Us on Wed, August 11, 2021 4:30 PM

And welcome our guest speakers:

  • Tim Morton (Stewardship Forester, VT Forests, Parks and Recreation)
  • Becca Washburn (Director of Lands Administration and Recreation, VT Forests, Parks and Recreation)
  • Kim Royar (Wildlife Biologist, VT Fish & Wildlife)
  • Louis Porter (Commissioner, VT Fish & Wildlife)

Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating will be available. 

Followed by a short tour of the newly conserved land.

The MHCT Annual meeting will be held at 4:00. All are welcome to come for the meeting.

Directions from Belmont: Take 155 toward Weston, turn left at the sign for the Okemo State Forest, drive up the road to the first entrance on the right. Look for our flags and signs along the road. Park along Government Road.  Please note that Government Road is misidentified on Google Maps.

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/e9xL7ZTc68h5thtQ6

If you have mobility issues, please contact Brigid ([email protected]) ahead of time and we will try to accommodate you.