Conservation Solutions for the Places You Love

May 2023 eNews

May Spotlight


Annual Conservation Celebration

Wednesday, May 31 | Poverty Lane Orchards, Lebanon, NH

We hope you, and your fellow land conservation enthusiasts, will join us for a fun and engaging program at our annual conservation celebration! We are incredibly grateful to gather together in-person and celebrate all of the incredible work and great partnerships UVLT has sustained this year. The program will feature the ever-delightful and knowledgeable author and NHPBS host of Our HometownRebecca Rule. No registration required.

4:00 pm Come early for an Orchard Talk with Steve Wood, and learn about research and stewardship practices at Poverty Lane Orchards.

5:00 pm Food Trucks & Social Time (BYOB)

6:30 pm Program featuring Rebecca Rule

*In the event of inclement weather, we will be meeting in the packing house, masks optional.

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Current Happenings at UVLT


We Need Your Contact Info!

If you've ever lost your phone contacts, you know just how frustrating and upsetting it can be. Last month, our existing email lists and preferences were regressed by our former online platform provider (no personal information was compromised). This means, we may not have your most up-to-date email address and preferences (opting into and out of certain news & groups). We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please help us and complete the quick form below to make sure we know how, where, and when you'd like to be contacted. Without you, we're a tree falling in an empty forest 🌲!

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Nature is Good for Your Mood and Your Mind

Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. May is Mental Health Month, promoting awareness of the commonality of health issues, and encouraging all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold. Nature can help too. Studies show that exposure to the sights and sounds of the outdoors, sunlight, plants,and animals is associated with lower risks of depression and faster psychological stress recovery including decreases in anxiety and mental distress.

A 2021 report from the US Forest Service says that a major component of mental health is social connection. “Togetherness is especially important for us now," said Michelle Kondo, a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station. "We are finding that isolation is a killer, and that the outdoors really provides that space for us to come together under trees or to walk together along trails."

No matter where you are, you are not alone and UVLT has a place for you to find and share peace and resilience. Visit a UVLT Conservation Area; bring a friend or family member; these visits can increase happiness, feelings of well-being, positive social interactions and a sense of meaning and purpose in life.

Our Conservation Areas

Upcoming Events

Event Cancellation

Timber Harvest and Tour at Up on the Hill

Saturday, May 6, 1-4pm

Please note this event has been cancelled.

Spring Paddle the Border - 20th year!

Sunday, May 21, 10 AM

The Paddle The Border (PTB) event was started as a way for community organizations from Vermont and New Hampshire to work together to showcase our shared asset, the Connecticut River. The event is sponsored by The Newbury Conservation Commission (NCC), Haverhill Recreation Commission (HRC), and Lower Cohase Chamber of Commerce, with support from Upper Valley Land Trust, Cohase Rotary Club, Strawberry Farm Band and Butler's Bus Service.

The Paddle is held twice a year weather permitting-no rain dates are planned.

  • The Spring Paddle goes from Woodsville Community Field in Woodsville, to the Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch off Route 10, Haverhill Corner, NH;
  • There is a shuttle service from the take out, to the launch sight. This Shuttle Service has been provided by Butler Bus Company (we thank them);
  • The Shuttle Service is available from 10am to 11am; with a suggested launch time of 10:30 to 11:30am;
  • The approximate paddle time for the spring and fall paddle is 3-1/2 to 4 hours;
  • At the end of the paddle there will be music by the Strawberry Farm Band and a cook out by Cohase Rotary Club; and,
  • For More Info Contact: Michael Thomas 802-757-3960
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