Wildlands Policies & Plans

Wildlands Policies & Plans

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust purchased the Wildlands in 2005, and commissioned a Natural Resources Inventory in 2006. A Forest Management Plan by Forester Jake Maier followed. Recommendations and findings from these and from community focus groups were incorporated into the Wildlands Management Plan, 2009. Since that time, we’ve added additional policies, a Forest Inventory and now a revised (2017) Forest Management Plan. Below you can read our inventory, plans and policies, which aim to conserve wildlife habitat in the Wildlands while providing multiple opportunities for low-impact recreation and nature study.

Wildlands Forest Management Plan – Dead River and Wildlands Forest Management Plan – Hothole are our 2017 forest management plans for the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, in two parts, by Forester Roger Greene. Each is a downloadable 5MB PDF.

Wildlands Forest Inventory Report, issued in 2015, is Forester Roger Greene’s analysis of data gathered by the 2014 Wildlands Forest Inventory.

Wildlands Management Plan includes information on how GPMCT manages the Wildlands and why.

Wildlands Camping Policy & Registration Form is required for visitors wishing to camp on the property. We also ask campers to follow these Leave No Trace principles.

Wildlands Hunting & Trapping Policy 2017 is our policy on hunting, fishing and trapping

Wildlands Special Use Policy covers special requests by groups to use the Wildlands differently than the general public

Wildlands Emergency Action Plan (to be updated) tells users and responders what to do in the case of a medical, police or fire emergency or lost person

Wildlands Natural Resource Inventory, 2006  by Alison Dibble and Catherine Rees includes natural resource findings and management recommendations for the property. Not all tables and maps are included in the online version, and some information is left out. To view the full NRI, please contact the GPMCT office at 469-6929.