eNews : December 2017
Dancing Turtles
Photo of Martin Brook by Stacy Gambrel
Saving a home for the animals

Mike Johnson's family has owned this open pasture and abutting woods in Richmond since 1716. Now thanks to conservation efforts, Mike never has to worry about the land he loves being home to anything but the animals that live there.

Martin Brook runs through the middle of this bucolic property. Many wood turtles thrive on...

"If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes."
- Mark Twain
Great Gift Ideas for the Family
50+ easy and fun gift ideas made from things you find in nature

Looking for a gift to give to all your extended family this holiday season? Look no further.

Here are many craft ideas using things found in nature that can easily be made into fun and unique gifts.

Get the whole family involved in this cost-effective and creative way to give.

Nature's Gentle Giants
Photo of moose and calf by Twig Eaters Inc.
Moose in a changing climate

As the effects of climate change transform New Hampshire's seasons, the native moose (Alces alces) are no longer thriving. 

Land conservation can help by protecting places that are critical for moose well-being. 

A mix of mature and young forest, especially from dispersed timber harvests or burned areas, and wetlands offer good moose habitat.

Upcoming Event: Gap Mountain Timber Harvest Tour
Saturday, January 13, 2018, from  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Have you ever wondered, "what is forest management?"

Join us for this educational workshop on selecting what tress and where to cut.  Learn about responsible ways to manage your forest land, the benefits, and the costs.

Our host for the day will be the Forest Society, which is conducting a timber harvest on its Gap Mountain Forest Reservation in Troy. Co-sponsored with the Forest Society, Bay State Forestry, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
As we approach the winter solstice, it's as important as ever to get outside and soak up the sun while we can. I like to take walks with my dog or co-workers down the rail trail near the Monadnock Conservancy's offices. It gives me a nice break from my busy day.
How do you recharge? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page or email me. I'd love to hear from you!
Happy holidays,
Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos by Conservancy staff, Stacy Gambrel, Easypeasyandfun.com, Twig Eaters Inc., courtesy of SPNHF, and Alyssa Salerno.

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