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Trees in the snow at a preserve

On January 6, The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut transferred ownership of the 300+ acre Iron Mountain Preserve to the Kent Land Trust (KLT). A popular destination for hikers, Iron Mountain Preserve forms a core part of Kent’s Geer Mountain Panorama, one of 23 Town Character Areas noted in Kent’s Plan of Conservation and Development. Part of an 890-acre core forest block interlaced with several stream courses, the Preserve is home to bobcat, bear, coyotes, deer, owls, and many other native species. Working in partnership on the project, KLT plans to grant a conservation easement to the Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy, adding a permanent layer of protection to this exceptional natural area.

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