DFW Aquires more land in Western District

In his September report to the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) Western District Manager Andrew Madden reported on DFW and Department of Fish and Game Land Acquisitions in Fiscal Year 2012.  The land acquisition program protected over 5,600 acres statewide during the fiscal year (July 2011-June 2012).  Western District efforts included the following projects:   Alford – 114 acres of Conservation Easement with Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Egremont – 20 acres abutting Jug End Fen, North Egremont – 2.5 acres of access to the Green River, Sheffield – 140 Acres abutting Hubbard Brook WMA and Chesterfield – 230 Acres of former Boy Scout property.  All of these properties are open to the public for passive recreation.  *****

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