More than 800 acres abutting Vermont’s Hamilton Falls Natural Area will be conserved after the Nature Conservancy purchased the land from the Conservation Fund.

According to an article on the Brattleboro Reformer website, officials with the Nature Conservancy say they will allow nature to take its course on the property. Hunting and fishing will reportedly be allowed on the property, but not forestry.

The 800 acres also abuts Jamaica State Park.

The acquisition, together with the existing Hamilton Falls Natural Area, protects a thousand acres of contiguous forest, an unusual red oak-red spruce natural community, vernal pools, a portion of Turkey Mountain Brook, and the peak of Turkey Mountain.

Read about more than 800 acres of land near Vermont’s Hamilton Falls being conserved.