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Perot River Corridor Easement

Waitsfield, Vermont

Mad River

Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Conservation land, not open to the public. Please respect private landowners.
This floodplain just upstream of Waitsfield will help keep homes and businesses safer from flood damage.
Dogs not allowed
Dogs not allowed
No cell service
No cell service
  • Public access: No
Perot River Corridor Easement Waitsfield, Vermont Mad River

Perot River Corridor Easement

Climate change means that Vermont can expect to see more and bigger floods — events that can destroy roads and bridges, homes and businesses near rivers. Conservation easements like this help prepare for the next flood. Just upstream of the village of Waitsfield, this property provides a critical safety valve during flood events. Thanks to the easement here, the land will never be developed, and when water is high, the river can flow across the land. The land will be able to absorb floodwaters and Mad River will be able to move and shift over time, helping to reduce flood damage for communities downstream.

Conservation Details

  • River: Mad River
  • Acreage: 5.60
  • River frontage (ft): 1,317

Funding Partners

This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:

  • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program
  • A generous donation from the landowner