Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire residents cherish their forests, which often provide the
economic base for small communities. In 2001, residents of Freedom, New Hampshire, organized to protect 2,660 acres of
forest surrounding nearby Trout Pond, the largest tract of undeveloped
The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.