Land Conservation

Traveling in the Midwest this past week, I was introduced to a local as being from New Hampshire.

“Oh, New Hampshire,” she gushed, “it’s sooooo beautiful there. When I think of New Hampshire, I think ‘pristine’.”

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests received a generous grant from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s J. Albert and Mildred E. Lynch Fund in support of an updated model conservation easement deed.

NEWBURY – Feb. 17, 2016 –  Members of the hiking community around Mt. Sunapee put their enthusiasm for a popular trail to Lake Solitude to work and quickly helped the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) raise funds to conserve the property where the trail begins.

Dec. 17, 2015 – Buoyed by a $380,000 grant from the state’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), the Society for the Protection of N.H.

Dave Roberts, a retired teacher from Farmington who dedicated himself to exploring the Belknap Range after retiring, had clever method of getting people to care about the trails. He put maps into their that would enable them to experience the range for themselves.

MIDDLETON – After a successful fundraising campaign, the Forest Society, in collaboration with Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG), has added a 150-acre property to its 2,300-acre Moose Mountains Reservation in Middleton and Brookfield.

EASTON – The owners of one of the most scenic farmsteads in Easton have ensured that their fields and forests will remain intact and undeveloped for future generations by donating a conservation easement on them to the Society for the Protection of N.H.

Lucille Heald’s obituary in the June 22, 2014 Union Leader  lists her many contributions to her community of Wilton and that the love of her life was the late Philip Heald, Jr. It ends with an invitation:

This report is offered by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests and The Nature Conservancy with the purpose of providing baseline information on the status of conserved lands in New Hampshire for consideration by the SB 388 Study Committee.   In addition to surveying the current state of conserved lands, the report provides a summary of strengths and weaknesses of the present portfolio of conserved lands and identifies opportunities and priorities for future land conservation.