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Like many conservation projects, this one began when a single community member encountered a "For Sale" sign on a much-loved property. "I saw the sign, and I decided that I'd had it," says Jennifer Molin, a wry, middle-aged woman whom friends and neighbors invariably describe as "a character." They also describe her as determined in the face of obstacles and the driving force behind an effort that eventually protected 12 percent of her town as a working community forest.

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U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) joined Chair of Newfields Board of Selectman Janet McBride Smith, the Rockingham Land Trust, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and other local and state officials and residents in Newfields today, to celebrate the recent completion of the Piscassic Greenway.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit conservation organization, announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase 1,617 acres of land in Stoddard, known locally as the Robb Reservoir property. Conservation of this parcel has been a key priority for over ten years for local and state wide conservation groups and area residents.

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Residents of Errol, NH are now the proud owners of 5,300 acres of forest land along the Androscoggin River. The property, known as 13 Mile Woods, is officially New Hampshire's newest Community Forest. The Trust for Public Land negotiated a long-term option to buy the property from the Errol and Cambridge Realty Trust in 2003, then purchased the property last August, assuming temporary ownership while marshalling state, federal and local funding to permanently protect the land.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit conservation organization, announced today that it has purchased 450 acres that comprise part of the Owl's Head Trail, leading from Jefferson to the summit of Owl's Head, a popular 3,258-foot hiking destination in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF).

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The farm of Daniel Webster, one of New England's greatest statesmen, has been acquired and will be protected by the Trust for Public Land, the national conservation organization announced today.

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It's official - the Town of Freedom, New Hampshire now owns its very own Community Forest. Yesterday the Trust for Public Land (TPL), along with the Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG), the Friends of Trout Pond, the Town of Freedom and the State of New Hampshire, announced the creation of the 2,660-acre Community Forest in Freedom and Madison, New Hampshire.

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In the face of rapid population growth, increasing development of forest and farm lands, and rising land values in many New Hampshire communities, TPL today announced the release of a new report entitled "Managing Growth: The Impact of Conservation and Development on Property Taxes in New Hampshire."

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TPL announced today that over 155 acres of Hurd Farm, straddling the Taylor River in Hampton and Hampton Falls, will be permanently protected for farmland and open space. Although the property will remain in private ownership, an agricultural preservation agreement over the property will guarantee that the most important farm soils will never be developed. A water quality and recreational preservation agreement on the lands along the river will protect water resources, and provide for permanent public recreational access.

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- U.S. Senator Judd Gregg announced today that the Merrimack River Initiative will receive a $500,000 grant towards the purchase and conservation of nearly 1,000 acres on the Merrimack River. Bolstered by the announcement, conservation leaders began a

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