On Friday the Division of Charitable Trusts approved the sale of conservation restrictions and a powerline right-of-way on 5800 acres of land surrounding the Balsams Wilderness Resort to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests for $850,000. The Forest Society has a signed purchase-and-sale agreement with the Tillotson Corporation to conserve the land and extinguish the right-of-way.
"We're pleased to be working with the Tillotson Corporation and we're happy that the Charitable Trust Division approved the of the sale of the conservation restrictions on the Balsams land," said
Jane Difley, president/forester of the Forest Society. "We are confident that those who appreciate the natural beauty and economic value of
New Hampshire' forests and special places will step forward and help us achieve their conservation in Dixville Notch.
A copy of the letter from the Charitable Trusts division of the NH Attorney General's office can be seen here.
Updates about the Forest Society's campaign to save the Balsams landscape can be found at http://savethebalsamslandscape.blogspot.com/. Donations can be made online at www.forestsociety.org/balsams