As of May 23, 2020
Roads on West Mountain Wildlife Management Area and the Silvio Conte National Wildlife Refuge are open. Please note individual roads may be closed temporarily for construction or timber harvest. Drive with caution and give trucks the right of way.
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.