DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont-based nonprofit has proposed a nature preserve that would protect more than 1,100 acres.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Green Mountain Conversancy has proposed a nature preserve that would run through Dummerston, Brookline and Newfane, making it the first parcel owned by the nonprofit.

The conservancy plans for the trails on the new preserve to connect to trails at the Putney Mountain Unit of Conte National Wildlife Refuge and the Black Mountain.

The proposed preserve started as the Deer Run Farm, a 300-acre parcel and farmhouse in 1985.

The nonprofit received $350,000 from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board to purchase the land as well as assistance from the Vermont Land Trust.

The organization plans to host an information meeting about the Deer Run Nature Preserve on Dec. 4.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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