Coolidge West Management Unit

Killington, Mendon, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth & Shrewsbury; Rutland & Windsor Counties
19,857 Acres

Coolidge West Management Unit

This Management Unit is comprised of the following units:

Planning Overview:

The long-range management plan for the Coolidge West Management Unit was developed in 2008.

Coolidge West Management Unit is an assemblage of three separate state-owned parcels – Coolidge (west of Route 100) State Forest, Plymsbury Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Tiny Pond Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

These ownerships are located in the towns of Killington, Mendon, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, and Shrewsbury and total approximately 19,857 acres. This tract occupies the east and west slopes, as well as the summit, of the main Green Mountain range from just north of Okemo almost to Pico Peak.

The Coolidge West lands are most noted for their mountains and unbroken forests. The entire parcel is located within the Southern Green Mountain biophysical region. Soil characteristics support productive timber growth capacity on at least 90% of the area outside of wetlands and below alpine conditions. Numerous recreational activities take place in this management unit including hunting, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, the most significant of which is downhill skiing at the Killington Ski Resort.

Lisa Thornton

Stewardship Forester
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423
Work Phone: 802-777-7480
Fax: 802-786-3870
lisa.thornton@vermont.gov