Dorset/Peru forest project open for discussion

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input for a project primarily in Dorset and Peru that would improve habitat diversity and forest health, restore eroded areas and improve public access opportunities in parts of Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest.

The Green Mountain National Forest staff is seeking public comments on its preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Dorset Peru Integrated Resource Project. The comment period is open 30 days.

The project would also restore stream function by adding large woody debris and replacing culverts, preserve heritage resources such as an old mill, furnace and kiln sites.

More than 2,000 acres of timber harvesting is proposed to support the local economy, enhance forest health and create more diverse wildlife habitat.

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