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February 12, 2014

Public Input Sought for Mount Philo State Park Long-Range Management Plan

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking public input for the update of the long-range management plan for Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte.

Mt. Philo, Vermont’s oldest State Park, is dominated by the 968-foot Mount Philo with spectacular views of the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The park is popular for camping, hiking, dog walking, sledding and snowmobiling. The 2010 gift of the Allmon parcel brings the total acreage of Mt. Philo State Park to 232 acres.

The planning process began in 2012 with resource inventories which identified natural communities, rare, threatened and endangered species, forest cover types, unique wildlife habitats, rare plant communities and other ecologically sensitive areas. Recreational, cultural and historic land uses were also mapped.

An on-line survey has been developed to offer an opportunity for input into this process. To complete the survey go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MtPhiloSP

The deadline for submission of survey is April 6, 2014.

To learn about the planning project timeline and other public input opportunities go to:

http://www.vtfpr.org/lands/Mt.PhiloStatePark.cfm.

For additional information on state lands planning visit: http://www.vtfpr.org/lands/principles.cfm or http://www.vtfpr.org/lands/pubinput.cfm.

State Parks Contact: Maria Mayer, 802-786-3852, maria.mayer@state.vt.us

Forestry Contact: Lisa Thornton, 802-786-3858, lisa.thornton@state.vt.us

Source: Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Last Updated at: February 12, 2014 08:18:42
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