Andover Fish and Game Club to Host Fishing Derby on Highland Lake

Press release

The Andover Fish and Game Club will be holding the club’s first annual ice fishing derby on Highland Lake on January 27. Registration will be at 6 AM at the AF&G Club House. There are many prizes to be awarded such as for the largest Brook or Rainbow Trout. The Derby will conclude at 2 […]

Ausbon Sargent Land Trust Shares Great News

Celebrating $180,000 grant award

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Ausbon Sargent Land Trust Shares Great News

The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust Celebrates a $180,000 Grant Award New London, NH – NH’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) awarded a $180,000 grant to Ausbon Sargent to help conserve the 150-acre Brown Family’s Frazier Brook Farm property in Warner, provided the project fundraising goal is met.  Ausbon Sargent is a non-profit […]

Gracia Snyder Trust Donates 213 Acres in Salisbury to Forest Society

Contains largest Yellow Birch in the U.S.

By Tom Howe, Society for Protection of NH Forests
Gracia Snyder Trust Donates 213  Acres in Salisbury to Forest Society

  The Forest Society recently received a gift of the 213-acre “Porkepyn Rylle Forest” in Salisbury from the Gracia Harris Snyder Trust. Gracia initiated the project more than a year ago, at the age of 88, and passed away on November 30, 2016, just before we were to close. Her two sons and successor trustees, […]

Friends of the Northern Rail Trail – Minutes of Oct. 18 Meeting

Board Attendees: Tom Frantz, George Heaton, Craig Heim, Lindy Heim Guests: Elaine Clough and Bruce Crawford (Boscawen) Business Matters: 1. Minutes of September meeting, accepted unanimously. 2. Treasurer’s Report, accepted unanimously 3. Technology report. The website continues to be kept current through the efforts of Volunteer Manager Cathy Liske. Contacts with new potential sponsors are […]

Summer 2017 Activities on the Northern Rail Trail

Many improvements for safety and surface quality

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Summer 2017 Activities on the Northern Rail Trail

  The Friends of the Northern Rail Trail are committed to maintaining a safe and enjoyable experience for rail trail users whether they come on foot, bicycle, horseback, skis or snowmobile. Much time and treasure has been spent on building the  rail trail since its inception in 2004. Now we have shifted our focus to […]

Learn About 2015 New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan

Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 PM in Wilmot

Press release

Join Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and UNH Cooperative Extension to learn more about the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan and how your community can use this document. The New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan, first developed in 2005 and updated in 2015, is a blueprint for conserving wildlife species and their habitats in New Hampshire. […]

FNRT-MC Launches New Year at Annual Meeting

By George Heaton

This year, the required annual meeting of the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail–Merrimack County was held on September 20 at the Highland Lake Inn, in East Andover. Co-President, Lindy Heim, called the meeting to order and Vice-President, Alex Bernhard, conducted the election of officers and directors for the coming year, with the following results […]

New Hampshire Loon Census Results

Number of nesting pairs and chicks hatched is down

By Susie Burbidge, Loon Preservation Committee

This year, 485 observers covered 118 of New Hampshire’s lakes during the annual count on July 15, about one third of the lakes that the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) surveys and monitors annually. A few census participants were probably surprised to see some loons still on the nest in the middle of July, a result […]

Ausbon Sargent Announces Acquisition of the Roby Preserve

Press Release

Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust has recently added a 41.98-acre parcel known as the Roby Preserve. It is located along Route 11 in East Andover. Years ago, Barbara Roby’s parents placed an easement with the Forest Society on their Taunton Hill property in East Andover. In recent years, Ausbon Sargent has been working with Barbara […]