Forest Society Hosts Timber Harvest Tour at Cockermouth Forest in Groton

December 28, 2009

Forest Society Hosts Timber Harvest Tour at Cockermouth Forest in Groton

Join the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests on a timber harvest tour at Cockermouth Forest in Groton, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 16 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Of the 1,002-acre Cockermouth Forest Reservation, 250 acres are currently being harvested by professional logging contractors working with Forest Society staff and Meadows End Timberlands consulting forester, Jeremy Turner. On this tour, visitors will get the latest news about logging practices, equipment, wood products, and the timber markets where products are shipped and sold. Care is taken to protect wildlife habitats, water quality, cultural and historical resources, recreational trails and aesthetics.

During this hike through an active forest management operation, we will see the cellar hole that marks the location of the former Eliza Remmick house and the site of what was once a steam-powered sawmill. We will pass a scenic gorge along Punch Brook and enjoy views toward Jewell Hill from the lower slopes of Crosby Mountain.

The care and responsible management of these forest reservations contributes to the local, statewide, and regional forest products economy, providing good jobs and economic revenue ripple effects across the entire region. The forest products industry in New Hampshire provides $2.3 billion in annual revenues and employs nearly 10,000 workers in logging, trucking, sawmills, and pulp and paper industries.

Pre-registration for this timber harvest tour is required. For more information or to register, visit or call 603-224-9945.