D.M.Means Woods, together with Battell Woods and Chimpan Hill are the subject of a Town Ordinance protecting the trees and plants in them from removal without express permission of their respective trustees, and a Town Ordinance prohibiting firearms discharge. All three properties are under the aegis of the Town’s Ordinance for the daily closing of parks from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Although the Means Woods property is owned by the Town of Middlebury, it is managed by the following trustees, under mandate to preserve its woodland character:
Brian Carpenter (Middlebury Selectboard Chair)
Mark Spitzer (Middlebury College Biology Department Chair)
John Murphy (Appointee)
Norman Bloom (Appointee)
Cindy Hill (Appointee)