Forest Society Organizes Work Party to Clean Up Reservation in Wilton
CONCORD, NH, September 17, 2009 — Join a Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests work party at the Heald Tract in Wilton, NH on Saturday, October 17. Forest Society staff, land stewards, and other volunteers will clear, reroute, and mark trails; build bog bridges; and complete other trail maintenance tasks on this 400-plus-acre reservation from 9 am to 3:30 pm.
Donated to the Forest Society in 1986, the Heald Tract surrounds Heald Pond and straddles the Wilton-Temple town line. A gift of Philip and Ross Heald and Helen Rader, this sprawling property sweeps from the mountain laurel thickets near Batchelder Pond to the hardwood forests of Fisk Hill. Ancient rock ledges invite exploration; orchards and farm buildings provide pastoral views; and deep forests, swamps and overgrown meadows provide haunts for deer, fox, herons, and other wildlife.
Visitors have enjoyed hiking, fishing, and observing wildlife on the land for many years. The property is crossed by several trails, including the popular Pond Trail and Fisk Hill Trail.
To join the Forest Society’s Heald Tract clean-up efforts, contact Carrie Deegan at 603-224-9945 x 318.
Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society’s mission is to perpetuate the state’s forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.