The Bear Pond area is one of UVLT’s largest projects by acreage, with over 900 acres including 95 acres of peat bog and 65 acres of wetlands at the headwaters of the Mascoma River. The Bear Pond Natural Area has tremendous biological diversity, hosting a number of rare plant species and it has been described as some of the best bogs in the state. The property also features a variety of other terrain, including 60-foot-tall rock outcrops, an alluvial meadow, and is primarily covered in woodlands. The property is frequented by bear, moose, deer, bobcat, fisher, and wild turkey. Bear Pond Natural Area has “forever wild” restrictions where wildlife, natural processes, and habitat succession are prioritized for management with relatively little human disturbance to the property.