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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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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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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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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