Hikers Explore the Moose Mountains with
the Forest Society and Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Members of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Moose Mountains Regional Greenways recently explored the Forest Society’s 2,332-acre Moose Mountains reservation in Middleton and Brookfield.
Forest Society naturalist Dave Anderson led hikers on a tour of some of the more inaccessible and rarely visited portions of the Moose Mountains Reservation, where they found bear sign, vernal pools, and excellent views of the White Mountains. Moose Mountains Regional Greenways Vice Chair and Founder Cynthia Wyatt greeted the hikers with lemonade and cookies at the old Burrows farm, where Dave described life on an early New Hampshire farmstead.
The event was coordinated by Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and the Forest Society and sponsored by Moose Mountain Recreation, LLC in Brookfield, NH (www.moosemountainrecreation.com).
The conservation of the Moose Mountains Reservation began in 2003 when Moose Mountains Regional Greenways partnered with the Forest Society to obtain funding from the federal Forest Legacy program. In 2005 additional funding was obtained from the federal Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program. Support from Senator Judd Gregg, the State Forest Legacy Committee, the NH Division of Forest and Lands, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, combined with contributions from hundreds of generous private donors enabled this project to be completed in 2006.
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.
Founded in 2000, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways works to conserve and connect the most special natural areas of Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. For more information, visit www.mmrg.info.