- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A plan to create more trails in Vermont woodland is undergoing delays that town officials say are only temporary.

West Rutland Town Manager Mary Ann Goulette says the town was unsuccessful in seeking a state grant that would develop trails connecting areas of town woodland to a recreation area. The Rutland Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2vRXbc4 ) efforts to create bridges in the woodlands have been countered by local beavers.

Goulette says the beavers just dammed up the bridges right after they were built by a conservation group.

Goulette says the town won’t abandon efforts to develop trails and their recreation area, as it is a point of concentration this year.

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