Posts belonging to Category ACT News

American marten & Canada lynx: lecture April 24

Two rare species, American marten and Canada lynx, are expanding their range in New Hampshire and it’s possible that both may be found on the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest in Easton. ACT invites you to come hear about marten and lynx at a presentation by a NH Fish & Game wildlife biologist who has researched both […]

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“Green” Timber Tour Sunday!

Everyone interested in using horses for logging, in how timber harvesting can be done to increase the long-term value of woodlands and enhance wildlife habitat and recreational uses, and in the latest “green” standards for forest management, is invited to tour our active timber harvest this Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. Our Foss Forest […]

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Last Sunday Hikes – next one Feb. 23

Every last Sunday of the month we will host a hike on our conservation land. Details will be here, on Facebook, and in The Courier and Littleton Record. The inaugural hike of this series was from the Foss Forest parking area on Pearl Lake Road in Sugar Hill, up through the Bronson Hill Conservation Area […]

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Monthly Winter Hikes Start Sunday!

Looking for a few friends, old and new, to enjoy the winter woods? Then please join us  on an easy winter walk at our  Foss Forest in Sugar Hill on Sunday, January 26 at 1 p.m. The hike will start from the Pearl Lake Road parking area, which is located 1.3 miles west of the […]

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News! Outstanding Gift to ACT and the North Country: the Gale Family Forest

A remarkably generous gift of land has been established as the Gale Family Forest in Lyman. ACT received the donation of 167 acres from Christopher and Pamela Gale of Charlottesville, Va. “We love this land, and 50 years ago when we bought it we thought we’d build our retirement home there,” said Chris Gale. “But […]

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4th Graders Visit Cooley-Jericho

Fourth graders from the Lafayette Regional School in Franconia recently visited the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest to learn about New Hampshire’s logging history. This was a great use of the new community forest led by County Forester Dave Falkenham. The 18 students from Garret Ferguson’s class learned how to estimated the circumference of a tree using […]

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Cooley-Jericho Celebration

Early morning clouds lifted and it turned into a gorgeous day Oct. 13 for the inaugural hike on the new Cooley-Jericho Community Forest. Over 50 people, plus assorted canines, hiked up two routes and met at Cole Hill, the highest point on the forest. This is New Hampshire’s newest community forest and the first in […]

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Celebrate the Forest! Hike & Community Potluck Sunday Oct. 13

Thanks to our stalwart friends who cleared a new trail on the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest! We cleared a new route up the summit of Cole Hill. This will be part of the loop hike next Sunday, Oct. 13. Sunday October 13: 2 great ways to celebrate the new forest – everyone is invited! Hike the […]

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Great News! The Forest is Ours

I’m thrilled to let you know that  we just closed on the 844 acres that becomes the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest in Easton. This new  community forest helps the communities of Easton, Franconia, Landaff, and Sugar Hill permanently protect this special place, benefit from the economic proceeds from timber sales, and enjoy public access to the […]

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Bird Walk and Hike Sunday May 26

Everyone is invited to come explore the proposed Cooley – Jericho Community Forest on Sunday, May 26. This will be a great time to see this magnificent land and see some of the birds breeding there. The hike will start at 9 a.m. the end of Dyke Road (heading west, up hill) in Sugar Hill. […]

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