This new Wilderness Preserve adds to a sizeable protected corridor near the Connecticut River, which is considered a critical wildlife area. It is flanked by properties protected by Vermont Land Trust.
Vermont Conservation Design, a report by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, calls for 9% of the state’s forestland to be old forest. Duren Mountain is one of several wilderness areas protected by Northeast Wilderness Trust that contribute to this goal.
Duren Mountain Wilderness Preserve is open for quiet, non-motorized (on-foot) recreation like hiking, hunting by permission, nature study, and birdwatching. If you are interested in hunting permission for Duren Mountain Wilderness Preserve, please visit our Hunting Program page.