"The opportunities for conservation easements, watershed protection, and forest connectivity are upon us. The Great American Outdoors Act is likely to pass and will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the first time in almost two decades. This will allow for a great many willing sellers to permanently protect their land. We need to discuss how these potential public lands are managed and utilized, but we need those lands beneath our feet to even begin the conversation."
New England BHA Board Member Matt Breton is a strong proponent of creating new public lands in Vermont and elsewhere. Click Here to read his recent piece on the subject in Vermont Digger.