Updated May 26 at 9:26am

DEM acquires 189 acres for conservation in Burrillville

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has acquired 189 acres in Burrillville from the Boy Scouts of Rhode Island, according to a news release. More

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DEM acquires 189 acres for conservation in Burrillville

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PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has acquired 189 acres in Burrillville from the Boy Scouts of Rhode Island, according to a news release.

The parcel is adjacent to more than 7,000 acres of state-preserved land. To the north of the property lies the 2,084-acre Buck Hill Management Area, and to the south is the 5,203-acre George Washington/Durfee Hill Management Area. The property also abuts Connecticut’s Quaddick State Forest to the west.

“This property is considered among the highest-priority conservation parcels in the state, and the high concentration of protected land in the area allows for increased habitat protection with minimal disturbance,” the release said.

The state’s $83,000 contribution to this conservation project from voter-approved bond funds accounted for less than 10 percent of the $900,000 purchase price. A total of $367,000 was provided by a federal wildlife incentive grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and $450,000 came from grant funds provided by The Nature Conservancy and The Champlin Foundations. •

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