The White Rocks National Recreation Area will be formally renamed the Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area in honor of the late U.S. Senator from Vermont. It covers 22,758 acres in Rutland and Bennington Counties.
From his home in Rutland, Senator Stafford could look south and see the towering cliffs of White Rocks Mountain. He often remarked on how much pleasure it gave him to know that this area was conserved under legislation in which he played a major role, the 1984 Vermont Wilderness Act. Members of the Stafford family will attend a renaming ceremony, including Senator Staffords grandson, Jesse Mohr, who will make remarks.U.S. Forest Service Chief Gail Kimbell, a University of Vermont graduate, will take part in the ceremonies.