Backcountry Skiers In Vermont Try To Curb Illegal Trail Clearing05:16
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Green Mountain National Forest's Holly Knox, center, and trail designer Hardy Avery, second from right, go over maps that show new backcountry ski trails. Dozens of volunteers have spent the last several weeks clearing trees and brush along the trails. (Nina Keck/VPR)
Green Mountain National Forest's Holly Knox, center, and trail designer Hardy Avery, second from right, go over maps that show new backcountry ski trails. Dozens of volunteers have spent the last several weeks clearing trees and brush along the trails. (Nina Keck/VPR)
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For years, backcountry skiers have been illegally cutting trees and brush to open up trails. As the sport grows in popularity, officials with Green Mountain National Forest hope a new pilot program in Vermont could become a model to curb unsanctioned cutting, and expand terrain at the same time. Nina Keck from Here & Now contributor Vermont Public Radio reports.

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  • Nina Keck, reporter for Vermont Public Radio.

This segment aired on February 16, 2016.

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