Posts belonging to Category Travel & Musings

Lisbon students help restore Ammonoosuc River

Students from Lisbon Regional School helped us tremendously by planting 1500 (!) willow, dogwood, and elderberry stakes along the banks of the Ammonoosuc River. Our goal is to stabilize the riverbank and decrease erosion by revegetating the bank and the floodplain. This work is on a new property we’ve just acquired between Route 302 and […]

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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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Snowshow Hike and Animal Tracking this Sunday

Everyone is invited to join a snowshoe hike on the proposed Cooley-Jericho Community Forest this Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The hike will start from the parking area at the end of Trumpet Round Road in Sugar Hill. Trumpet Round is off of Jericho Road, which is a left turn as you head […]

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No Pass!

We remain steadfast in our opposition to the Northern Pass. It’s wrong for the North Country and wrong for New Hampshire. Let us count the ways…it’s corporate welfare for PSNH…a private project, no public policy policy required…it’s old-fashioned dependence on a foreign power…it’s old-fashioned transmission lines…it bestows no benefits at all on the North Country…it […]

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Brontosaurus Works for Woodcock

Release: June 6, 2012 SUGAR HILL – The extremely loud growling, grinding sound of a Brontosaurus is music to the ears of woodcock, the odd little birds that put on such an amazing mating display in the early spring – and is still going on in old fields and meadows around the North Country. The […]

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Birds Birds & Bird Walks

We’re in a very springlike couple of days between hot, humid, and very dramatic storms and what is predicted as a rainy weekend. Lots of birds are already here and on their nests, and some even have their first brood. On a long early morning run earlier this week through and near ACT conserved land, […]

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Earth Day and Destiny

By Rebecca Brown The first Earth Day 42 years ago was planned for the high spring season, when the land – at least in the mid-Atlantic states –  is in the burst of renewal and vibrant color. Sunday, Earth Day, brought much needed rain to the Northeast. Streams and rivers that on Friday were flowing […]

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Season’s Greetings

 There’s still time to make your tax-deductible 2011 contribution to ACT. Solstice and Solitude We conserve land for many reasons. This fall we completed three projects of particular importance to bats. Bats are an essential part of the natural system that supports human endeavors like farming. And two of our projects this fall are former […]

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Public Event: Keep Growing! – August 7, 2011

Keep Growing is a new initiative aimed at building a local food system and revitalizing the agricultural economy in northern New Hampshire and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. On Sunday August 7 join ACT and our partners in kicking off the movement. Keep Growing: Sowing the Seeds of Our Local Food Movement is a free public event […]

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Wedick Bird Walk

By Courtney Bowler, ACT 2011 Summer Intern Early Saturday morning May 21 some local folks headed over to the Wedick Nature Reserve in Bethlehem, N.H., to enjoy a morning walk birding and enjoying the remains of a glacial lake. The drizzle didn’t keep the strong hearted away from this wonderful opportunity. We started off near […]

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