Upper Valley Land Trust Preserves Norwich Parcel | Valley News

Norwich — “The Upper Valley Land Trust says it has acquired conservation easements to protect more than 70 acres of open space in the hilly terrain near the Norwich-Hartford town line, helping to expand a greenway of conserved land near the Appalachian Trail corridor.”

Source: Upper Valley Land Trust Preserves Norwich Parcel | Valley News

Speak up today to keep a casino out of the heart of Sterling Forest State Park!

From AMC enews blast:

In the New York Highlands developers are proposing a 1.4 million square foot casino hotel in the heart of Sterling Forest State Park. The proposal includes a new highway interchange off the New York Thruway for an expected seven million visitors a year.

AMC has worked side-by-side with our partners for close to two decades to protect the 22,000-acre Sterling Forest State Park, which offers outstanding recreational opportunities, including six miles of the iconic Appalachian Trail. Approximately $55 million in public open space funding was contributed toward the park’s purchase and protection by the federal government, New York, and New Jersey.  But now, this enormous development proposal threatens to devastate the ecological integrity and irreplaceable recreational values for which the land was initially protected.

Visit the Action Center to learn more.

Take Action TODAY to stop the proposed casino and help protect Sterling Forest State Park!

Mark Zakutansky
Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager
Appalachian Mountain Club

Stewardship Opportunity in GA

In honor of the 50th Wilderness Anniversary, the USFS is inviting the public to come and help keep our wilderness wild and pristine. Join Taylor Hamilton and David Kuykendall next Saturday in cleaning up our forest and breaking up fire rings along the AT on Blood Mtn.  in Georgia.

Blood Mountain Wilderness Clean-Up and Non-Native Invasive Species Removal

May 10, 2014

Meet at Lark Gap, across from Helton Creek Falls on Highway 129. Lark Gap is 19.8 miles north of Cleveland, GA and 11.4 miles south of Blairsville, GA.

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For more information, contact Taylor Hamilton at kthamilton@fs.fed.us or (706) 745-6928 ext. 131.

This wilderness clean-up is held in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Members of the public and local community are invited to participate in various activities focused on stewardship and appreciation of the surrounding Congressionally Designated Wildernesses in Georgia. Future events and activities will be posted as we get closer to their dates and complete details are available.