Conservation Projects & News

MMRG awarded $65,000 from LCHIP for Snow Family Conservation Easement on Tumbledown Dick in Brookfield

Pictured from Left to Right at the 2018 LCHIP Award Ceremony: NH State Rep. Dr. William Marsh (Carrol County District 8); LCHIP Natural Resource Specialist, Paula Bellemore; Landowner Stephen Snow; LCHIP Executive Director, Dijit Taylor; MMRG Educational Outreach Coordinator, Kari Lygren; NH Governor Chris Sununu; MMRG Executive Director, Patti Connaughton-Burns; […]

MMRG awarded $65,000 from LCHIP for Snow Family Conservation Easement on Tumbledown Dick in Brookfield2020-05-13T19:47:24-04:00

WidowMaker Farm in New Durham is Now Conserved Forever!

Thanks to Kate Wilcox and Emily Lord for photos of past events at WidowMaker Farm.

A conservation easement now protects 117 acres at WidowMaker Farm, thanks to generous gifts from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), which awarded a $15,000 grant; the Town of New Durham, which […]

WidowMaker Farm in New Durham is Now Conserved Forever!2020-05-13T19:47:24-04:00

Visioning Session for Birch Ridge Community Forest

Thanks to Stephanie Thornton and Virginia Long for photos of views from Birch Ridge and of MMRG’s 2016 Visioning Session for conservation planning.

The Partnership for Birch Ridge Community Forest, consisting of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG), Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT), and Merrymeeting Lake Association (MMLA), invite all […]

Visioning Session for Birch Ridge Community Forest2020-05-13T19:47:24-04:00

September 22 Hawk Watch and Guided Walk on Birch Ridge, New Durham

Photos of previous hawk watches and of the Birch Ridge hawk watch site by Virginia Long.

On behalf of the newly formed Partnership for Birch Ridge, MMRG is conducting a Hawk Watch and Guided Hike at the future 2,000+ acre proposed Birch Ridge Community Forest in New Durham.  This event, which […]

September 22 Hawk Watch and Guided Walk on Birch Ridge, New Durham2020-05-13T19:47:24-04:00

Town of Milton to Conserve 79 Acres of Forest at Casey Road

Photos of Casey Road Conservation Land by Kelly Colby and Virginia Long.

The town of Milton voted to place a conservation easement on two abutting town-owned properties along Casey Road, now merged into a single 79-acre parcel. The land will be conserved forever to preserve its natural resource, educational, and recreation […]

Town of Milton to Conserve 79 Acres of Forest at Casey Road2020-05-13T19:47:24-04:00

Help MMRG Conserve 320 Acres of Working Forest, Wildlife Habitat and Critical Lake Watershed on Tumbledown Dick in Brookfield!

Thanks to Emily Lord, Patti Connaughton-Burns and Kirsten Gehl for photos of the Snow Family property.

Landowner Stephen Snow has agreed to place a conservation easement on 320 acres of his land on the Tumbledown Dick in Brookfield, NH. The Tumbledown Dick rises up for approximately 1,100 feet, to the northwest […]

Help MMRG Conserve 320 Acres of Working Forest, Wildlife Habitat and Critical Lake Watershed on Tumbledown Dick in Brookfield!2020-05-13T19:47:24-04:00

Leary Field & Forest — Worth Conserving!

Thanks to Kate Wilcox for these photos of the March 2018 walk at Leary Field & forest!

On a typically cool Sunday afternoon in early March, twenty-four hikers enjoyed a tour around Bob and Debbie Leary’s property on Hornetown Road in Farmington, in an event sponsored by MMRG and the […]

Leary Field & Forest — Worth Conserving!2020-05-13T19:47:25-04:00

MMRG is awarded $100,000 from LCHIP to Conserve Leary Field & Forest in Farmington

Thanks to Kirsten Gehl and Kate Wilcox for photos of the Leary Field and Forest land.

MMRG is delighted to announce that we have received a 2017 New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grant award to conserve 63+ acres of field and forest on Bob and Debbie Leary’s […]

MMRG is awarded $100,000 from LCHIP to Conserve Leary Field & Forest in Farmington2020-05-13T19:47:25-04:00

Leary Field & Forest: Conserving Farmland in Farmington

Thanks to the Learys, Rod Thompson and Virginia Long for photos of the Leary Field and Forest land.

In early Spring 2017, MMRG began a new land conservation project, working with Bob and Debbie Leary who own a farm along Hornetown Road, a rural section of Farmington. The Learys look forward […]

Leary Field & Forest: Conserving Farmland in Farmington2020-05-13T19:47:25-04:00

150 Acres in Brookfield Conserved for Wildlife

The family of the late Edna Cann has honored her memory as wife, mother, and lover of wildlife by conserving 150 acres, named the Split Rock Conservation Area, that surround the family home in Brookfield. The Cann family donated a conservation easement on the property to Moose Mountains Regional Greenways. […]

150 Acres in Brookfield Conserved for Wildlife2017-02-26T00:41:36-05:00

LCHIP Award Gives Funding Boost to New Durham Conservation Project; MMRG Event Showcases the Land and its Values

Photo credits: Kate Wilcox, Perry Smith, Emily Lord, and Victor Piekarski and Gloria Switalski.

MMRG has received a 2016 New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grant award to conserve 115 acres at WidowMaker Farm in New Durham via a donated conservation easement.  The grant will partially fund the […]

LCHIP Award Gives Funding Boost to New Durham Conservation Project; MMRG Event Showcases the Land and its Values2020-05-13T19:47:26-04:00

MMRG Completes Purchase of Branch River Conservation Area

By MMRG Executive Director Patti Connaughton-Burns

 MMRG recently completed the purchase of our first conservation parcel, the 17-acre, ecologically important Branch River Conservation Area (BRCA), located in Wakefield between the villages of Union and Sanbornville. A few weeks after the purchase, we acquired additional land on the opposite bank […]

MMRG Completes Purchase of Branch River Conservation Area2020-05-13T19:47:26-04:00

Help MMRG Purchase the Branch River Conservation Area

MMRG is under contract to purchase a 17-acre property that includes 5,000 feet of frontage along the Branch River between Routes 16 and 153 in the Town of Wakefield.  Acquiring this parcel for conservation purposes is a big step for MMRG, as it is our first outright purchase of preserved […]

Help MMRG Purchase the Branch River Conservation Area2020-05-13T19:47:30-04:00

Moose Mountains Reservation Grows by 150 Acres

After a successful fundraising campaign, the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society), in collaboration with MMRG, has added a 150-acre property to its 2,300-acre Moose Mountains Reservation in Middleton and Brookfield. The addition provides snowmobilers, horseback riders, hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts with more guaranteed access […]

Moose Mountains Reservation Grows by 150 Acres2020-05-13T19:47:30-04:00

Historic Property Conserved in Milton

Thirty-seven acres of land between Governors and Hare Roads in Milton have been preserved in perpetuity through two contiguous conservation easements donated to the Town by landowners Jonathan and Anne Nute. The donation and permanent conservation of the property was made official on Tuesday evening, December 3 at the […]

Historic Property Conserved in Milton2020-05-13T19:47:30-04:00