A little elbow room on Crotched Mountain
Crotched Mountain Foundation revives old blueberry fields and shakes up the habitat
Flying over southwestern New Hampshire, you see a vast blanket of forest, unbroken only by roads, town centers, commerce and houses here and there. But to an impressive degree, it’s forests. And that’s a great testament to the resilience of our forests.
But there’s also something to be said for diversity. Adding some openings and diversity of age and forest structure can be a good thing when done right.
With that in mind, Crotched Mountain Foundation (CMF) in Greenfield wanted to shake things up five years ago on some of its 1,500 acres.
With grant funding from the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, the Foundation made carefully crafted openings on the south side of Crotched Mountain.