Conservation Easement Landowners Gather

Sharing Insights on the Land

Leah Hart | October 23, 2017

Charlie and Nanci Mitchell graciously hosted the Forest Society’s second annual gathering of conservation easement landowners on protected property in Gilmanton last weekend. The Mitchells originally conserved their vast forested property--situated at the southern fray of the Belknap Mountain Range--in 2006. Since then, they have been busy managing their land to promote habitat for wildlife, such as woodcock.

Conservation easement landowners participating in the gathering drove from the far reaches of New Hampshire to take a morning walk led by Matt Tarr of the UNH Cooperative Extension. Some folks decided to stay the afternoon for a steep scramble up Swett and Piper Mountain along trails created by the Mitchells. Thank you to all who attended and helped make a sunny October day even more wonderful!