VF Foundation Grants Forest Society Funding to Support Conservation of Clay Brook Forest

We still need your help to meet our remaining fundraising goal of $145,000.

October 1, 2020
Otters at Clay Brook Forest rest on a boulder.

(Photo: James Kibler)

The Forest Society has received a generous grant from the VF Foundation to support our efforts to protect Clay Brook Forest in Hampton Falls. The grant will help us conserve this land as an undeveloped, natural space for generations to come.

A beaver pond at Clay Brook forest.
Beaver pond at the Clay Brook Forest. (Photo by James Kibler)
Clay Brook Forest is a scenic 32-acre Seacoast property that has long been a place where people and wildlife cross paths. Four-season walking trails can be used for hiking, snowshoeing, nature observation and dog walking. In 2019, the land was under imminent threat of development when the Kibler Family stepped forward to purchase and protect the property. Now, the Forest Society and the Town of Hampton Falls have the opportunity to permanently protect this land by purchasing a conservation easement from the Kiblers, so that the land will remain natural and open for public pedestrian access into the future. This effort will conserve woodlands, wetlands and riverfront habitats for abundant wildlife and will also connect to bordering conservation areas to create a 400-acre conservation corridor along the Taylor River. It is a unique opportunity to save a beautiful and ecologically rich piece of southeastern New Hampshire!

We are grateful for the generosity of the Kibler family, the town of Hampton Falls, and the VF Foundation in supporting this effort, but we still need your help! To learn more about Clay Brook Forest and help us raise our remaining fundraising goal of $145,000, please click here.