BENSON, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says it has conserved nearly 50 acres of lakeshore property on Sunset Lake in Benson.

The land was sold to the department by the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts and is now part of the Pond Woods Wildlife Management Area.

The property was conserved in part using funds from the Habitat Stamp program, a voluntary donation to habitat conservation that was launched in 2015.

Currently, there is no public boat launch on Sunset Lake. The department is investigating the possibility of adding a small access area so people can launch canoes and kayaks.

Pond Woods Wildlife Management Area contains a variety of rare wildlife habitats and species of plants and animals.