eNews : March 2019
Peace of Mind -- On a Large Scale
Photo of Chickering Farm field by Stacy Cibula
A 350-acre farm is protected for generations to come

Chickering Farm in Westmoreland has been in the Chickering family for more than 200 years. Eighty-five-year-old Arthur "Jim" Chickering is the sole owner of the farm and manages its day-to-day operations including the care of 400 dairy cows. The 350-acre dairy farm is one of the last of its kind in the area and the largest remaining dairy farm in the Monadnock region...

"This land -- this good soil -- is meant to be farmed." - Jim Chickering, landowner
When a Coyote Walks Through the Woods
Photo of coyote from Shutterstock
A game camera lets you see animals in their natural habitats

Curious about what the wildlife are doing on our conservation lands? Rick Brackett, the Conservancy's land manager, recently set up a game camera on conserved property in Marlborough and caught some of the wildlife in action. Check out this video of a coyote and how it handles the winter snow.

Stories About This Place
Saturday March 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Join us for our 5th annual storytelling event. Stories About This Place, held at the Peterborough (N.H.) Town House, features six speakers: Swift Corwin, Sebastian Lockwood, Martha Pinello, Kin Schilling, Jesseca Timmons, and Mitchell Thomashow. It will be an evening filled with tales about all things that comprise life in and around the Monadnock region; definitely a night you do not want to miss!

It's New Hampshire Maple Month
Glen Brook sugar house
Get a behind-the-scenes look at sugaring
Visit a local sugarhouse where you can meet the producers and watch as they demonstrate the sugaring process. You'll also be able to try a sample of maple syrup. Conservation plays an important role in the maple industry -- by keeping the forests intact. Events planned for the 24th Annual NH Maple Weekend on March 23 and 24.

All Change Counts
Round up message from Co-op
Round up your purchases to help the Conservancy

This month, the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene, N.H., is asking customers to round up their checkout totals to the nearest dollar or to donate five dollars to support local land conservation. This awesome partnership will give us the opportunity to work with more landowners and farmers to save more land. Will you round up?

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
The Conservancy's 2018 Annual Report is now published in print and posted online. You can read about reaching the milestone of 20,000 acres protected in the Monadnock region last year - - something we could not have done without your help. Please also view the online version of the report to see a complete list of donors and volunteers.

I would like to thank you, and all supporters, for continuing to believe in what we do. Together, we can protect forever the land we love!

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos: Stacy Cibula (2), Shutterstock, file image, Emily Hague, courtesy Monadnock Food Co-op, and Alyssa Salerno.
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