Our mission: To protect and conserve land and traditional land uses...
and water resources...
for the benefit of the public.
2013 Annual Appeal Kick-Off
The Annual Appeal is our most important fund-raising effort of each year. With several land projects nearing completion, we continue to do the conservation work your past support has made possible. Your ongoing support will keep us moving forward.
There are several ways to give — on this website or by cash or credit card in the envelope accompanying your latest newsletter. We hope that you will be as generous as you are able.
Board members will hold a phone-a-thon in the evenings of December 2, 3, and 4 to let you know about our current projects and to make it easy for you to donate to the Annual Appeal.
Have you considered becoming a monthly donor? It allows a manageable, monthly amount to be transformed into a very substantial gift. There is flexibility in monthly giving, and it is easy to change the amount of your monthly gift if your circumstances change.
Crow Mountain Easement
On September 25, 2013, in a late-afternoon gathering at Betty Werner’s home, Crow Mountain Farm on the North Road in Shelburne, a small group gathered to celebrate the signing of the easement deed for the protection of Crow Mountain. In doing so, Betty fulfilled a dream which she and her late husband Ben had shared and pursued for over a decade.
Crow Mountain encompasses 240 acres of land on both sides of the North Road, including a variety of woodlands, the mountain itself, some open fields, a river island, a kettle hole pond, and one trail to the summit of the mountain. It is a key protected area in a much larger effort in both New Hampshire and Maine to provide wildlife corridors connecting the National Forest south of the Androscoggin with protected state lands to the north of the river.
• Unspoiled scenic views
• A clean and accessible Androscoggin River
• Pedestrian-friendly communities
• Protected wildlife habitats
• Outdoor recreation
• Preservation of plant diversity
• Promotion of working farms
• Productive and sustainable forests
• Education for an environmentally aware public