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The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are pleased to announce the second year of the WMNF Artist-in-Residence program, which began as part of the Weeks Act Centennial. Interested artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2012 residency, a celebration of the connections between forest, landscape, [...]Read Full Post »
Footage from the Weeks Act Centennial Festival held at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, July 29, 2011 by Forrest SeaveyRead Full Post »
[ July 29, 2011; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] This family-friendly festival is a coordinated New Hampshire effort celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial. Held at the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, this free, public event includes music, storytelling, displays, demonstrations, activities, food, and more! Come join the celebration!Read Full Post »
[ July 21, 2011; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. July 28, 2011; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. August 4, 2011; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. August 11, 2011; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Community Trail Days are happening each Thursday (9 am to 3pm) in June, July, and August. Training is provided; no experience is required. Give back to the trails you use and love, meet other motivated citizens, learn more about conservation history. Free t-shirts! Get a free Annual Recreational Pass for more than 16 hours!Read Full Post »
[ June 18, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Let’s Go Fishing! A free day for beginning and experienced young anglers to Get Outdoors and learn ecology and fishing skills through interactive/hands-on activities. Registration cut-off is 12pm, but fishing in Wildcat Mountain Fishing Pond will last all afternoon, rain or shine.Read Full Post »
A hundred years ago, the White Mountain region was a different sight. Hundreds of photographs and articles depict a region of mountain sides stripped of trees from what was once virgin forest, streams choked with silt from eroding hillsides, and ash from forest fires falling on nearby towns. Click to read!Read Full Post »
[ May 28, 2011 6:30 pm to May 29, 2011 7:30 pm. ] Volunteers for the Chatham Trails Association will be given a Weeks Act Presentation following their annual work weekend this Memorial Day weekend Saturday May 28th at 6:30pm and/or Sunday May 29th at 7:30pm for their annual meeting. Click to read more!Read Full Post »
[ May 18, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] (Concord) – The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council (NHHC) to present the Living History Presentation: Gifford Pinchot,
Written and developed by Gary Hines, Pinchot is a 60 minute professional one act, one person play incorporating live theatre, stereo sound, and occasional video.
[ April 18, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Gorham, NH- The USDA Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest Androscoggin Ranger District is presenting an evening program to introduce visitors to the Weeks Act on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30pm. Click to read more!Read Full Post »
[ April 13, 2011 3:00 pm to May 20, 2011 3:00 pm. ] Campton, NH.- The USDA Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest will host a Weeks Act exhibit. This interpretive display commemorates the 100 year anniversary of this landmark piece of conservation legislation which paved the way for the formation of the White Mountain National Forest. Click for more info!Read Full Post »
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What: Bent Creek Spring Forest Festival.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Bent Creek Experimental Forest administration campus, 1577 Brevard Road.
Details: The U.S. Forest Service is celebrating its birthday, and everyone is invited.
“The festival is a great opportunity to learn about Bent Creek and what we do here, and [...]
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Tomorrow: Spring Forest Festival Celebrates National and Experimental Forests
Posted by Susan Andrew in Environment | 3 days, 8 hours ago
From the Forest Service Southern Research Station, ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The USDA Forest Service invites people of all ages to a Spring Forest Festival on Saturday, April 2, at the Bent [...]
New Hampshire Public Radio is celebrating the Weeks Act Centennial this week with a number of articles, including two shows available for podcast on “The Exchange” with host Laura Knoy. Follow the link below to read a story from NHPR’s environmental reporter Amy Quinton on the logging debate in the White Mountain National Forest.
NHPR: White [...]
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At the turn of the 20th century, forests in the White Mountains were being clear cut and many were worried about the damage logging had done to the White’s. The Weeks Act of 1911, helped protect these forests by the purchasing of land by the federal government. [...]
Matt Kanner reports for New Hampshire’s The Wire online with an all-encompasing story of the Weeks Act’s past, present and future. Citing experts such as Thad Guldbransen at Plymouth State University and forest historian David Govatski, Kanner recounts the dark days of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and the struggles the state faces to manage a massive granite state icon.Read Full Post »
- David Govatski on First Annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture: “Environmental Legacies: Land-Clearing, Forest Use, and Conservation in Northern New England, 1820-1920″
- Randall Bennett on First Annual Stanley Russell Howe Lecture: “Environmental Legacies: Land-Clearing, Forest Use, and Conservation in Northern New England, 1820-1920″
- L Kenerson on 1936 Weeks Act Commemorative WMNF Map
- Raynold Jackson on “The Early Pathmakers”
- Elizabeth Irwin on Welcome to WeeksLegacy.org!