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Vermont looks to manage remote campsites

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WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont officials are working on ways to manage remote campsites that previously have had no oversight.

One of the most popular waterways in the state park system is the Waterbury Reservoir but as Vermont Public Radio reports, campsites around the reservoir have had no oversight because they are on public land outside the boundaries of nearby Litter River and Waterbury Center State Parks.

Susan Bulmer, a regional parks manager, says law enforcement officials have raised concerns about fires, domestic issues, health emergencies and drug enforcement at the sites. In response, she has been working with the Friends of the Waterbury Reservoir to map the remote campsites so emergency responders can find them better. And the state will be enhancing some sites to control erosion and improve trails.

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