Trails for People and Wildlife Workshop

Wednesday, March 25th
Tracy Memorial Library, New London

Hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, and horseback riding are just some of the ways we get outside to enjoy nature and relax. However, even these seemingly low-key activities can have a negative impact on wildlife by reducing their abundance, reproductive success, or even survival. Ausbon Sargent will co-host a workshop with representatives from NH Fish and Game called Trails for People and Wildlife that focuses on encouraging people to get outside and enjoy nature while allowing wildlife to thrive.
The workshop is intended for landowners, conservation groups, and natural resource professional with the objective to help facilitate the placement of thoughtfully located networks of well-maintained trails. It tries to balance having wildlife species there for all of us to enjoy for years to come while providing trail builders with the resources needed to achieve their public access goals.

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2020 Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race in Grantham

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Blue Mountain Snowdusters and North Country Mushers are coming together once again to host a mid-distance sled dog race at the Grantham Recreational Fields on Shedd Road in Grantham, NH  The race will kick off at 9:00 am and competitors will start arriving back 80 to 120 minutes later.  In past events, we’ve had a great turnout of around 25 racers and hundreds of spectators. This is a fundraiser for the Blue Mountain Snowdusters who maintain 65+ miles of recreational trails in the area. There will also be food and warm drinks available by cash donation.
Important note to spectators: Please do not bring your own pet dogs as this can be distracting to our dog athletes.

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(L-R) Andy Deegan, Jennifer and Chris Fore at closing.

7 New Acres Added to Stiles/Fore Easement in Danbury

Our first easement in Danbury was donated by Linford and Mary Ellin Stiles.  Located at the foot of Ragged Mountain on Wiggin Road, the 82-acre property features a historic 200-year old home and spectacular views of Ragged Mountain and Danbury Bog.  The Stiles transferred the property to Jennifer and Chris Fore in 2008, and in 2019, the Fores conserved an additional 7 acres of land that they then added to the original conservation easement.  The property is now part of a block of contiguous conservation land creating a wildlife corridor that extends from this easement in Danbury to Ausbon Sargent's Old College Road Preserve in Andover.

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