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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ACT is Applying for National Accreditation and Invites Your Comments!

ACT has applied for accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), the national organization that oversees the operations of land conservation organizations. As part of this process, ACT invites comments on its operations to be sent to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and independent program of LTA that conducts an extensive review of ACT’s policies […]

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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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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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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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Northern Pass: Wrong for the North Country, Wrong for New Hampshire

Versions of this essay have appeared in The Littleton Courier, Coös County Democrat, and Concord Monitor By Rebecca Brown Like many people, when I first heard about the Northern Pass transmission line proposal I performed a quick mental calculation of pros and cons. Pro: renewable energy. Con: huge towers going through my front yard. My […]

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Reception for Carl Schaller

The Rev. Carl Schaller of Littleton will be honored for his service to the environment at a gathering at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday Feb. 20 at the All Saints Church parish hall at 35 School Street, Littleton. Schaller’s long career includes 27 years as rector of All Saints. Everyone is invited to join members of […]

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ACT Names Advisors

ACT has named its first official group of advisors, individuals who provide expertise to the organization and its director, Rebecca Brown. All are leaders in the conservation field. “We are really fortunate to have such a depth of talent and expertise among our board members and advisors,” Brown says. The advisors include two former ACT […]

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