The Nature Conservancy to purchase Glebe Mountain land
WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) — Southern Vermont’s Glebe Mountain will soon be conserved and protected from development.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that The Nature Conservancy will be buying 3,500 acres in Windham and Londonderry.
Glebe Mountain was once the proposed site of a 27-turbine wind farm.
Jonathan Binhammer, director of Land Protection at The Nature Conservancy, says the organization considers the property an important ecological feature. He says the land purchase will protect the ridgeline of the mountain, all the way down to some nearby lowlands.
Developers announced in 2006 that they were discontinuing development of the Glebe Mountain Wind Energy Project after facing public opposition.
Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/