Celebratory Hike at the Evelyn H. & Albert D. Morse, Sr. Preserve
Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on Saturday, October 15 from noon to 4 pm at the Evelyn H. & Albert D. Morse, Sr. Preserve in Alton.
This spectacular 431-acre preserve was donated to the Forest Society in 2008. Now Forest Society staff, volunteers, and guests will celebrate recent improvements to the property, including recreational trails, a kiosk, and former farm fields now managed for wildlife and scenic views.
This 4-hour celebration will begin at noon with an easy interpretive hike from Avery Hill Road along a 1.7-mile marked loop trail through fields and forests to the top of Pine Mountain. Open blueberry barrens at the summit provide spectacular views of the entire Belknap Range, including Mount Major and Lake Winnipesaukee. Participants will learn about heathland habitats and see open fields being actively restored using a “brontosaurus” to cut brush and trees to maintain views and provide specialized wildlife habitat.
Pre-registration for this event is requested. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tina at 603-224-9945 ext. 313.
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.