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Rick Alger moved to the small New Hampshire town of Milan in 1964. He came for a job, but on weekends and summers he plied the trade that has sustained communities in the northern part of the state for generations: harvesting timber. Alger worked a few seasons alongside heavy machinery, but he...

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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-hikers culminate months of trekking long...

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To the joy of local outdoor enthusiasts, The Trust for Public Land today announced that 198 acres have been added to the existing 567-acre Page Pond Community Forest in Meredith. The expansive property is not only a popular retreat for outdoor recreation, but also protects wetlands, streams, and surface water flowing into Lake Winnipesaukee. Hikers, walkers, and joggers have enjoyed the existing trails since the original 567 acres were protected by The Trust for Public Land in 2010, and this 198-acre expansion will provide easier access for residents of Meredith Village and a new outdoor classroom for the Interlakes Regional School.

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To the joy of local outdoor enthusiasts, The Trust for Public Land today announced that it had been awarded a grant of $300,000 from the U.S. Forest Service to go towards acquiring 199 acres to be added to the existing 562-acre Page Pond Community Forest. The project has now received 90% of its projects costs, and the final funds will be sought through a private fundraising campaign by The Trust for Public Land.

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The Trust for Public Land and Dartmouth College, in partnership with the National Park Service, today announced the sale of the 175-acre Hudson Farm. The Trust for Public Land purchased the property from Dartmouth and immediately conveyed it to the National Park Service to be added to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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Today the town of Milan added 577 acres to its Community Forest. These lands will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors.  The project also protects important wildlife habitat in New Hampshire’s North Country. This is part of a multi-phase project, which will eventually protect nearly 1,400 acres of community forest in Milan.

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The town of Milan today bought land to begin creating a community forest that will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

Youngest Robie on the farm
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When we gather around the table with our loved ones this Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing a success story—and a delicious dish!—from a New England farm where your support has made a big difference this year. 

Last year, we told you about our work to save ...

Androscoggin Headwaters, New Hampshire
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In New Hampshire, conservationists of all kinds are celebrating the resolution of a six-year effort to safeguard the forests and streams of the vast Androscoggin Headwaters. The agreement with Plum Creek Timber last month completes...

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A conservation project intended to protect local jobs, including those in the timber and recreation industries, has been completed in the Androscoggin River headwaters, The Trust for Public Land and several partners announced today.

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