2013 Green Mountain NF - Big Branch & Peru Wilderness - Wilderness Volunteers
2013 Green Mountain NF - Big Branch & Peru Wilderness
The Green Mountain National Forest covers almost 400,000 acres in southwestern and central Vermont and is Vermont's one and only national forest. It encompasses eight wilderness areas including the Lye Brook Wilderness in southern Vermont. Lye Brook is named after the Lye Brook, which flows through the western half of the Wilderness. The majority of the Lye Brook Wilderness is on a forested plateau dotted with ponds, bogs, waterfalls, streams and pools. Moose, black bear, deer, beaver, porcupine, bobcat, wild turkey, toads, frogs, and salamanders all call this area home. The northern hardwoods (birch, beech, and maple) along with spruce cover most of the wilderness and make for a breathtaking display of autumn colors each fall.