If we could travel back in time 100 years, the landscape we’d see in Northern New Hampshire would be quite different from what it is today.
Many of the mountains that we know as covered with forests, would be stripped bare.
Some would be scarred from recent fires.
What changed much of that landscape was a piece of legislation called the Weeks Act.
The law gave the federal government the right to buy private land….and turn it into our eastern national forests.
That law turns 100 this month.