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  • Woods on a Snowy Evening – Arts and the Environment | Conservation New Hampshire
    be that a winter night a hundred years ago was the last time the Granite State s great outdoors could inspire a really famous piece of art What did we have then that we don t have now For starters the woods aren t all lovely dark and deep anymore although New Hampshire is the second most forested state in the country the 150 year trend of regrowth has reversed Over the last decade I ve seen almost a hundred houses pop up all over my hometown making it pretty hard to stop without a house near And although it snowed quite a bit this winter a decrease in snowy evenings has been recorded over the last few years New Hampshire also includes Mending Wall another of Frost s better known poems The stone wall referred to in the poem still stands thanks to the Robert Frost Homestead s status as a National Historic Landmark But stone walls like it all over New England have been subject to theft with stones being taken for use in new construction prompting a hard to enforce update of a 1791 law in 2009 It s not hard to believe that New Hampshire recently hired a Florida based company to come up with a brand for the Granite State we no longer seem to recognize the importance of our woods and frozen lakes our small farms or our history Nor do most of us realize that our state s beauty has inspired a few of the most famous lines of American poetry and could inspire many more if we can keep the state beautiful Last winter I did get to experience a little bit of the New Hampshire that Frost describes in Stopping By Woods I was driving through Bear Brook State Park around

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  • People | Conservation New Hampshire
    to me All I ve been able to reply with is Granite State of Mind This got me wondering why haven t New Hampshire s mountains and forests rivers and snow and granite inspired any well known art since uhh Read More Tags arts environment Land New Hampshire People Robert Frost No Comments Read the rest of this entry Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients 2924 view

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  • Preservation Conference in Manchester | Conservation New Hampshire
    opportunity to pool together ideas and thoughts the focus will be on the various thoughts and methods of protecting the Granite State The conference which is held every other year will be hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Art which is located on Concord Street in Manchester Presentations range from introductory Preservation Planning Tools 101 to the advanced Communications for Savvy Preservation The conference will include a provided lunch and will feature two breakout sessions allowing everybody to share their ideas Don t miss the opportunity to hear the experts in sustainability and participate in great discussions Registration ends April 1 st and can be found at the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance s website along with additional information Also be sure to check out their first online auction featuring unique New Hampshire gifts and experiences from March 25 th through April 10 th http www nhpreservation org Tags Land LCHIP preservation Comment RSS Trackback Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website New Hampshire Audubon Annual Awards Here Comes the Spring Thaw Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients 2924 view s MacDowell Colony A Haven For Animals

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  • Preservation | Conservation New Hampshire
    Read the rest of this entry The Next Best Time to Plant a Tree Deforestation in NH Posted on June 30 2010 by Nate Boesch New Hampshire is currently the second most forested state in the country trailing only Maine with 78 4 forest cover That s pretty cool However this probably comes as no surprise to anyone who lives here driving through most areas in New Hampshire is a

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  • Celebrating 75 Years with the First New Campground in 40. | Conservation New Hampshire
    s playground A number of speakers opened the festivities and highlighted the significance of the new facility and the park system as a whole Division of Parks and Recreation Director Ted Austin introduced Ann Royce the former Chair of the Monadnock Advisory Commission and George Bald the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Bald acknowledged the contributions of the many groups and individuals involved with getting the new campground off the ground highlighting in particular the efforts of Charles Royce He also read a letter from Governor John Lynch in honor of the opening Also speaking were Will Abbott Vice President of Policy and Land Management at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Ted Manning Vice President of Merchandising for Eastern Mountain Sports Abbott praised the many partnerships that are involved in making Monadnock State Park such a spectacular destination and also alluded to the need to ensure adequate funding for the park system so that such successes continue Manning spoke of the importance of a robust park system to businesses like his and also highlighted a developing partnership between EMS and NH State Parks After a ribbon cutting ceremony event goers were treated to a State Parks birthday cake Visitors also got to take a tour of the facility led by Park Planning and Development Specialist Johanna Lyons and Department Architect Thomas Mansfield The tour guides spoke about the many features of the campground that are new or unique to the park system These included signs made out of recycled plastic stone excavated during construction reused on site and sites designed with tent platforms to prevent site erosion Gilson Pond Campground is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day Monadnock State Park is open year round Tags EMS George Bald Land Monadnock

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  • George Bald | Conservation New Hampshire
    opportunities to explore and enjoy the state s great variety of outdoor attractions The year long party came to a head on Wednesday August 18th with the grand opening of the Gilson Pond Campground in Monadnock State Park It is Read More Tags EMS George Bald Land Monadnock SPNHF State Parks Ted Austin 1 Comment Read the rest of this entry Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

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  • Land | Conservation New Hampshire - Part 2
    organisms called diatoms and by natural predators like ladybug larvae and wasps Against fungus they re sprayed with organic fungicides like potassium bicarbonate But every Read More Tags farms garden Integrated Pest Management IPM Land People Health pest control produce 1 Comment Read the rest of this entry Working on the Farm Posted on June 28 2010 by Michael Samuels This morning I moved a dozen trays of seedlings off of the heating pad where they spend the night and out into the sun before I weeded between a hundred or so rows of lettuce rolled up the sides of the high tunnel a greenhouse heated solely by sunlight to keep the tomato and pepper plants from Read More Tags community CSA farms Land local food People Health 1 Comment Read the rest of this entry Supporting Local Farms through CSAs Posted on June 23 2010 by Michael Samuels You don t know who grew the food you buy in a supermarket or notice when they have a good or a bad season Even at farmers markets most people don t know how well or how badly a crop did But as a CSA member you notice because it s your harvest A CSA Community Sponsored Agriculture is a farm where Read More Tags community Community Supported Agriculture CSA farms Land New Hampshire No Comments Read the rest of this entry NH s brand deficit disorder Posted on June 14 2010 by Jim O Brien Apparently New Hampshire doesn t have a brand and to some this is a problem worth spending money to fix A recent story in the Boston Globe caught our attention here at Conservation New Hampshire You know Maine has moose and lobster Vermont has maple syrup ice cream and hippies Here in New Hampshire well we must have Read More Tags Land 1 Comment Read the rest of this entry The Urban Wanderer Posted on June 9 2010 by Michael O Meara When the urge hits to get a little closer to nature and maybe take a hike we can t always make it to a high mountain peak or deep into a forest After all there are bills to pay and hectic schedules to keep What many of New Hampshire s urban and suburban residents may not know however is Read More Tags community Concord hiking Land Manchester Nashua People Health Portsmouth No Comments Read the rest of this entry More taken from conservation fund than spent Posted on June 8 2010 by Jim O Brien The budget compromise that the Governor and legislature announced yesterday calls for taking another 1 5 million from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program LCHIP It is worth noting that this new 1 5 million grab is not without precedent Since the dedicated fund was put into effect in 2008 LCHIP has granted about 3 1 million to preserve farms Read More Tags Land LCHIP 1 Comment Read the rest of this entry Quebec Fires Bring Smokey

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  • An LCHIP off the Old (Conservative) Block | Conservation New Hampshire
    partnership model of having the state partner with local communities to fund land conservation initiatives continued under Governors Gregg and Shaheen Even during the cantankerous 2002 Republican Gubernatorial primary conservative former U S Senator Gordon Humphrey vocally supported LCHIP funding throughout his campaign for the corner office Humphrey wisely connected preservation of New Hampshire s quality of life and the well being of the state s economy with conservation of our land and heritage GOP Governor Craig Benson followed suit In his first budget Benson called for 8 million dollars to be allocated to the LCHIP program Time and time again conservative leaders in our state have advocated for programs that help communities protect important hunting and fishing grounds farms that support local food production forests that supply lumber firewood and a sense of place and historic properties whose stories pass from generation to generation of Granite Staters A few years ago similarly forward thinking politicians established a dedicated fund for New Hampshire s land conservation efforts By doing so LCHIP funding would no longer draw from the state s General Fund Instead it would be funded through a real estate transfer fee collected by the registrars of deeds Moving the program out of the General Fund ensured that LCHIP would no longer have to compete with the state s day to day priorities such as the court system human services and safety Or so the public was led to believe Unfortunately since the creation of the LCHIP dedicated fund Governor Lynch and the Democratic legislature have used it along with an assortment of other dedicated funds as a never intended kitty to fill the state s budget gap Most everyone would agree that using such dedicated funds be they from LCHIP motorcycle safety funds or energy efficiency programs to

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