Forest Society spearheads largest addition of conserved lands on Mount Monadnock in nearly a century.
To conserve 390 acres along the slopes of Mount Monadnock in Dublin’s adjoining towns of Jaffrey and Marlborough, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has raised more than half of the $760,000 that the organization needs.
In addition to generous donations from private foundations, last year the NH Land and Community Heritage Program (LCHIP) contributed $125,000; the NH Conservation Moose Plate program contributed $30,000; and the Town of Marlborough donated $25,000.
Having already raised $430,000, the Society has until March 20 to raise $330,000 to protect 400 acres on Mount Monadnock.
The Society is seeking to protect two parcels that will enhance the varied wildlife habitat that our region is known for. These lands include several wetland complexes that provide important waterfowl nesting and feeding areas, as well as habitat for amphibians and reptiles. The waterways also serve as key travel corridors for mammals and birds.
The conservation of these forests and wetlands will protect the panoramic mountain views of Mount Monadnock that are widely visible from across the region.
For more information about the Forest Society’s conservation work on Mount Monadnock or to support the organization’s current conservation efforts on the mountain, contact Susanne Kibler-Hacker at (603) 224-9945 ext. 314, or visit www.forestsociety.org/monadnock.