Dundee Community Forest

nh_dundee_forest_20190624_051A woman walks with her dog in the forest in Jackson, New Hampshire. White Mountains.`Photo Credit: Jerry Monkman

The Trust for Public Land works with communities to develop managed public forests that reflect local values and fulfill residents’ vision for the future. We’ve partnered with the Towns of Bartlett and Jackson, and the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust to create a new 1,172-acre community forest that will span the two towns. This cooperatively managed forest will have a sustainable forestry program and recreational use for hiking, hunting, mountain biking, and backcountry skiing. The property connects local trails at the Tin Mine Conservation Center to the White Mountain National Forest. It’s also one of the largest unprotected properties in the Mount Washington Valley. If it were allowed to sell on the open market, it would likely be broken up and developed. The property has pristine streams, mature timber, old-growth forest, and rare plants – and we aim to make it a public resource forever.

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