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Environment

Francestown: Town lands future easement interest

Monday, March 10, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents and the Conservation Commission continued to show strong support last week for properties now under conservation easement. The protected land is considered a destination hike for picnics and includes the town’s only waterfall. The Conservation Commission held a public hearing last Monday night to gather town input on whether the Commission should spend money from the Conservation Fund for an executory interest on the Bullard Hill/Brennan Brook … 0

Wilton: Frye easement on the agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

WILTON — Multiple town boards have taken a stance on a petition article asking the town to contribute to an easement on land abutting the High Mowing School this year — both for and against. On Wednesday, proponents of the warrant article will hold a public meeting led by representatives from High Mowing School, the Wilton Conservation Commission and Ian McSweeney from the … 0

Students finding their sustainability voices

Friday, February 21, 2014

This year, Franklin Pierce students took part in a “shout-out” to kick off a campaign called “Voices: Engaging Communication in Sustainability” being conducted by the student-run Pierce Media Group. Funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, its goals are to empower students with technical and professional skills to help them “find their voice” in sustainability. Students are demonstrating the role of … 0

Exploring nature’s classroom

Monday, December 30, 2013

On one of the coldest mornings in December, a bus from South Meadow School in Peterborough stops along a remote stretch of Old Greenfield Road and unloads a few dozen eighth graders. From the warmth of the bus, … 0

Keene: Animal adaptation program set

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve will host a Winter Adaptation Program on Jan. 11, from at 10 a.m. to noon. Find out what unique adaptations animals use to survive the long and cold New England winters. Participants will look for signs of animals and learn about what strategies … 0

Keene: Registration open for Climate Conference

Monday, December 30, 2013

Registration is now open for the LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference to be hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on May 19 to 21, 2014, in Manchester. Participants will learn how to use related tools and best practices to help … 0

Peterborough: Recycling saved $11,840 last month

Monday, December 30, 2013

Peterborough and Sharon residents have recycled at total of 63.45 tons through the Peterborough Recycling Center. By category and by tons, the recycled materials include newspaper (4.48 tons), cardboard (8.4), mixed paper (16.38), plastics (2.31), aluminum cans (0.2), steel cans (1.32), food waste (1.38), glass (21), textiles (4.96) … 0

New England stormwater issues to be addressed

Monday, December 30, 2013

This fall, the New England Water Works Association, New England Water Environment Association, and New England chapter of the American Public Works Association formed the New England Stormwater Collaborative. The group will identify and determine New England-wide stormwater educational and informational needs, and ways the collaborative can most … 0

Peterborough: No rebound in sight for bats

Monday, December 9, 2013

PETERBOROUGH — In 2006, New England states started observing a disturbing trend in the local population of bats — a fatal new fungus was killing off thousands of bats across several species lines. Seven years later, more is … 0

Parasites have moose in their crosshairs

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Hampshire sits right on the line — just southern enough to support a deer population, and just northern enough to also spot the occasional moose. But as recent milder winters have caused the local deer population to … 0

More to easements than meets the eye

Monday, November 25, 2013

You’ve probably heard of conservation easements. Maybe you are considering putting one on your land. There are certain misconceptions that some people have about conservation easements, so this month I will try to clear up some of them. First, let’s go through some basics. A conservation easement is … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: A comeback or too much success?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Despite our tangled relationship with the species, let’s be thankful for the amazing white-tailed deer. After years of enjoyable effort every fall, I got a deer a few weeks ago. This latecomer to hunting squeezed the trigger on … 0

Dublin: Farms tap into Plaid Friday shopping

Monday, November 25, 2013

Shopping locally doesn’t just mean hitting the shops in your hometown. There are plenty of vendors and artisans around that make quality products, but don’t own storefronts. Each year, the Monadnock region celebrates a push to buy local products the day after Thanksgiving with “Plaid Friday,” when vendors … 0