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In 2005, the Isle La Motte Preservation Trust acquired the Goodsell Ridge in partnership with the Lake Champlain Land Trust.

The fossil reef outcrops visible in the old pastures and woodlands of the preserve represent the youngest layers of the reef.

The Ira and Thomas La Bombard

Goodsell Ridge Preserve

On the Goodsell Ridge Preserve, a variety of  fossil species reveal that the reef had evolved into a biologically diverse community, different from the earlier, simpler reef layers such as are found in the Fisk Quarry Preserve. 

The Goodsell Ridge Preserve is an 81 acre nature and geologic preserve, about a mile north east of the Fisk Quarry Preserve.