For the Love of Forests, Yatsevitch Forest
The Forest Society has the opportunity to expand the beautiful Michael M. and Claudia Yatsevitch Forest in Cornish and Plainfield with a 166-acre addition in Plainfield.
This rolling mixed northern hardwood forest in the Upper Valley is known for sweet soils that support extraordinary plant diversity.
The brook is a tributary of the Connecticut River and the subject of many works of art by the Cornish Colony artists.
The Yatsevitch Forest was established in 1995 with an 800-acre land donation. This would be the fourth addition to the reservation, bringing it to nearly 1,200 acres in Forest Society ownership, which is bordered by more than 700 acres held in conservation easements.
The majority of the expense of this project will be supported through the generous donation of land by the landowner, but the Forest Society must raise $50,000 to cover additional project costs and long-term stewardship obligations.
Our goal is to secure these funds in order to complete the project by the end of 2021.
A path through the woods at Yatsevitch Forest. (Photo: Leah Hart)Please help us expand and care for the Yatsevitch Forest with a donation today.
We are excited to have the opportunity to further protect the unfragmented integrity of this special Upper Valley region in the Connecticut River watershed. Please join us in making this vision a reality.