MADBURY, DURHAM, LEE – Oct. 3, 2016 – The specter of a large subdivision replacing the forests along Route 155 in Madbury, Lee and Durham has helped the Powder Major’s Farm and Forest fundraising campaign to raise $67,000 in a $100,000 challenge matching grant issued by the Thomas W.
After a bumpy drive up a dirt road toward the headwaters of the Cockermouth River in Groton, Jim Cross parked his truck near a beaver dam and started walking toward one of four pastures -- all that remains of the abandoned farm purchased by his family in the early 1950s.
For retired businessman Patrick Marks, the 261 acres of land next to Green Mountain and the Forest Society’s High Watch Preserve in Effingham meant privacy and peaceful walks in the woods. Good times hunting with friends and family.
In a collaborative effort with the Shost family and Goffstown, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society), acquired a conservation easement on 177 acres of the Shosts' family farm, Sugar Bush Farm, this fall.