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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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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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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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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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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Carl Schaller Honored

Carl Schaller of Littleton, N.H. is one of the North Country’s most beloved and tireless  leaders in conservation and environmental issues. Among Carl’s numerous contributions are starting the Littleton Conservation Commission and launching the first Earth Day celebration. Carl also served on the ACT board, and he and his wife Mary Lu are longtime members. […]

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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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