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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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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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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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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ACT ‘Salon’ Celebrates Weeks Centennial

Join the Discussion – Bold Ideas for the Next Century One hundred years ago the North Country faced a pivotal moment. Our forebears united across boundaries of geography, politics, and financial interests to win passage of the Weeks Act, which led to the creation of the White Mountain National Forest. Their actions guaranteed that the […]

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Northern Pass Scoping Hearing: Sugar Hill speaks!

Scoping hearings on the Northern Pass transmission line were held in the region by the federal Dept. of Energy. At the Whitefield hearing nearly 400 people turned out, including a number of Sugar Hill residents and ACT members. Following are statements by Margo Connors, Chris Thayer, and Rebecca Brown. Margo Connors, representing Sugar Hill Select […]

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Ilacqua Joins Board; Officers Named

Tony Ilacqua of Littleton has joined the board of directors of the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT). Tony and his wife Carol conserved their 100-acre property with ACT in 2009. ACT also named its officers for the year. “I joined the board for the same reason we conserved our land,” Tony says. “I want to continue […]

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Proposed Lyman Town Forest

UPDATE: The bond lost at town meeting (see below for project story). A record number of people came out to vote. We knew it would be a difficult hurdle to win the 2/3 majority necessary to pass the bond, which would have put the final large piece of funding in place to purchase the property […]

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A River Runs It! Get With The Flow

For many years I have been actively working with the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust to select and preserve significant properties with conservation easements. There are many challenges to good conservation work, not the lest of which is finding the resources to fund the transaction cost to protect the land. Last evening I attended a session sponsored […]

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