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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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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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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