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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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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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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ACT is an Accredited Land Trust!

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded certification by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, the national organization dedicated to establishing and guiding the best practices for land conservation organizations. This is actually an enormous achievement for ACT. We are only the fifth land trust in New Hampshire – and by far […]

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Pettyboro Farm Conserved in Lyman

We are tremendously pleased to present Pettyboro Farm, 160-plus acres in Lyman conserved through the generosity of Bill and Lorraine Hanaway. This project, along with the Godfrey Memorial Conservation Area and Gardner Mountain, conserves 1,500 acres of crucial bat habitat in Lyman – in addition to providing splendid views, habitat for other wildlife, and in […]

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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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Godfrey Memorial Conservation Area Established

We’ve had the singular pleasure of getting to know Daphne Godfrey over the last several years as we’ve worked with her to conserve her land in Lyman. We were fortunate enough to be introduced to Daphne through the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, who referred her to us. Her neighbor up the […]

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