Hike the "PK Brown" tract! Proposed addition to Black Mountain at Mount Kearsarge

Join us for a rugged hike to the interior of an incredible 236-acre, scenic tract with an extensive woods-road and forestry trail network. The property contains specialized wildlife habitat including a spring-fed perennial stream at the headwaters of Stevens Brook and a high saddle containing a vernal pool. The rocky summit ledges and steep, south-facing rock talus slopes feature a rare sedge species and old growth red oak dry rocky ridge forest. Overlooking the Kearsarge Regional High School, the property is proposed for an addition to the Forest Society’s adjacent 1,060 acre Black Mountain Forest Reservation in Sutton.

This is a rugged, short and steep hike including sections of off-trail bushwhacking. Parking at Kearsarge Regional High School (KRHS) main parking lot on North Road in Sutton.

NHFG Fisheries biologist John McGee will set up to demonstrate fish sampling of adjacent Stevens Brook (water level dependent) at 8:30 am. We'll begin with a look at the native brook trout habitats associated with the Warner River Watershed with headwaters of Stevens Brook wetlands at KRHS located on the PK Brown addition to Black Mountain Forest Reservation.

Pre-registration required. Click on the RSVP link below or call 603-224-9945.

To learn how you can help to protect and add the PK Brown tract to the adjacent to Black Mountain Forest Reservation, visit: https://www.forestsociety.org/project/golden-opportunity-black-mountain

 

Event is co-sponsored by Sutton Conservation Commission, Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition, Basil Woods Chapter of Trout Unlimited and The NH FIsh & Game Department; Division of Inland Fisheries.

Brown tract Topo Map