Waitsfield Conservation Commission
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Waitsfield Elementary School
The 125-acre heavily forested property is located just south of the village of Waitsfield and east of Route #100 and the Mad River. Terrain varies from level to steep and is characterized as a series of bedrock terraces rising easterly of the Mad River. A small open area abuts the Mad River. Most of the parcel (114 acres) is a mapped (by the VT Dept. of Fish & Wildlife) as Deer Wintering Area. Maps depicting the property and other data are found in the Town of Waitsfield municipal records.
Access to Wu Ledges is currently via two routes:
- A 50' wide easement from near the end of Pine Hill Lane, off TH #1 (the East Warren Road).
- A 50' wide strip of land abutting Route 100. This land is part of the Wu Ledges property, but has limitations in that it leads to a ford in the Mad River and then directly on to the property. Use of this access is subject to laws and regulations applicable to stream crossings.
Wu Ledges Forest Management Plan, approved February 2015
Waitsfield Town Plan - Adopted October 22, 2012
Waitsfield Town Plan: Chapter 11. Natural Resources, 2012
Waldron Conservation Easement - December 2004
Reports & Studies
Wu Ledges LANDS Trail Inventory and Assessment - 2013
Wu Ledges Ecological Features Map - 2014
Wu Ledges Ownership & Access Map
Wu Ledges Forest Stewardship Plan
Wu Ledges Plan Map - 2012
Wu Ledges Soil Map and Data - 2012
Natural Heritage Element Inventory & Assessment - Apr. 2007
- NHEIA Appendix 1 - Methodology
- NHEIA Appendix 2- Summary Data Tables
- NHEIA Appendix 3- Attribute Tables
Kicking Stones - 1998