Location: Western portion of Stowe adjacent to Mt. Mansfield State Forest and the conserved Trapp Family Forest property.
Landowner: Privately owned; SLT co-holds a conservation easement with the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and the Town of Stowe.
Conservation Purposes: Provide for permanent non-motorized public recreational access, with a secondary purpose of wildlife habitat protection.
Project Background: The effort to conserve the Adams Camp property was undertaken by Stowe Land Trust (SLT) in mid-2004, when plans for the property's development prompted SLT to begin negotiations with Trapp Family Lodge (TFL). Through extensive negotiations it was determined that SLT would purchase the development rights for $1.75 million. In March 2006, the voters of the Town of Stowe voted in support of a bond for $450,000 to purchase the development rights of the property. The overwhelming Town support for this project helped SLT obtain a $600,000 grant to put toward the purchase price. With over $1 million committed, Stowe Land Trust raised the remaining funds from over 550 supporters and closed on the purchase late in 2006.