In a quiet corner of the Northeast Kingdom is Flagg Pond, a remote and wild place. Visitors are immediately struck that the shoreline is almost entirely undeveloped. The pond is very shallow with a maximum depth of only 6 feet. The shore consists of mats of grassy wetland and dense forest, the most important of which is the distinctive Northern white cedar swamp. There is a distinct and magical atmosphere within Northern white cedar swamps, with their shaggy cedar trees, soggy understory, sparse herbaceous plant layer and an array of luxuriant mosses and liverworts.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Vermont is home to some of the best examples of Northern white cedar swamp in the Northeastern United States. Flagg Pond's 70-acre cedar swamp is among the finest in the state. Though signs of limited logging can be seen, some cedars here are at least 150 years old.
What the Conservancy is Doing
The Conservancy worked for two decades before succeeding at protecting Flagg Pond in 2008.