Land Deal Protects Hundreds of Acres in CT

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Land, Preservation, River, Water Conservation

A recent land deal has protected more than 500 acres of forest in Mansfield, Storrs and Willington. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

via Land Deal Protects Hundreds of Acres in CT | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.

See also: Mansfield, Willington To Preserve 531 Acres Of Land –

What started out nearly a decade ago as a plan to generate money to help build a new library in Willington has led to the preservation of 531 acres in Mansfield and Willington.

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Norcross Wildlife Foundation and the University of Connecticut recently announced a land conservation transaction that will preserve the acreage through a series of conveyances and easements. The 300-acre Moss Forest Tract and 96-acre North Property in Willington and 135-acre Albert E. Moss Sanctuary in Mansfield will be preserved under what is known as the Fenton River Watershed Forest and Trail Conservation Project.

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