222 Acres Saved

On June 8, a local land trust announced it had permanently protected 222 acres of forestland on the Massachusetts border in Rindge, New Hampshire. In Rindge, streams flow to the Connecticut river. Rindge is 19 miles from Vermont. The land trust is the Monadnock Conservancy.

Land trusts get a lot of their funding from the government. Politicians decide how much to invest in protecting open space versus war and tax cuts for rich people.

According to a state of New Hampshire web site, one of the endangered mammals that live in the wild in New Hampshire is the Eastern wolf. Activists with the Wolf Conservation Center in New York state are working nationally to help wolves in the wild. According to the group's web site, in 2007, a wolf was shot and killed in Shelburne, Massachusetts. DNA analysis identified it as an eastern gray wolf. Shelburne borders Greenfield.

In 2006, a hunter shot and killed a wolf in Troy, Vermont. Although the hunter said he thought he was shooting at a coyote, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department identified it as a gray wolf. Troy is on the border between Vermont and Canada.

Victories like the recent one in Rindge help wolves.

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