AS OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2017Kingdom Heritage Land Roads

The following are the road conditions on West Mountain WMA, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company lands, and Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge:

1. State of Vermont/West Mountain WMA roads (Paul Stream, South America Pond, Notch Pond, Wheeler Pond) are open, however:

From September 14, 2017 until Mid-October, South America Pond Road will be closed to through traffic at Madison Brook (7 miles south of Route 105), for bridge construction.
view map of Madison Brook Road

2. USFWS roads are open.

3. Weyerhauser roads are open. Note: active construction is occurring on the East Branch Road and active logging will be occurring in a number of locations. Please drive with caution and give trucks the right-of-way.

BACKGROUND

West Mountain WMA is the largest wildlife management area in Vermont. It is a vast area of bogs and evergreens and is known for its remote character and large moose population.

Since 1999, the Agency of Natural Resources has managed West Mountain WMA for natural resource conservation and public access, and has managed a public access easement on adjacent lands now belonging to the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. This complex project has involved collaboration with partner organizations including The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Vermont Land Trust, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as numerous local and state constituent groups.

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