Lye Brook Wilderness

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Lye Brook Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Lye Brook Wilderness
Map showing the location of Lye Brook Wilderness
Location Bennington / Windham counties, Vermont, United States
Nearest city Stratton, Vermont
Coordinates 43°06′47″N 73°01′46″W / 43.11306°N 73.02944°W / 43.11306; -73.02944Coordinates: 43°06′47″N 73°01′46″W / 43.11306°N 73.02944°W / 43.11306; -73.02944
Area 17,841 acres (72 km2)
Established 1975
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Lye Brook Wilderness is a 17,841-acre (72 km2) wilderness area located northwest of Stratton, Vermont, within the Green Mountain National Forest. It is named after Lye Brook, which flows through the western half of the wilderness. Elevation within the wilderness ranges from 900 feet (274 m) to 2,900 feet (884 m) above sea level, though most lies on a high plateau above 2500 feet.[1]

Approximately 80% of Lye Brook Wilderness is forested with northern hardwoods, such as birch, beech, and maple trees, though some thickets of small spruce dot the area as well. A variety of wildlife inhabit the area, including black bear, moose, deer, pine marten, bobcat, and various bird species.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Lye Brook Wilderness - Wilderness.net

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