Forests keep us healthy.
A donor who asked to remain anonymous has contributed $150,000 to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest to help it buy a conservation easement at the Balsams resort in Dixville Notch.
The forest society has a deal with the Tillotson Corp. to buy the easement for $850,000. With a deadline of January 15th it has raised $609,000, according to a news release.
The easement covers about 5,800 acres as well as a right-of-way that the Northern Pass project sought to use for its transmission lines.
A large tract of some of the North Country’s most beautiful terrain has been protected from development.
A new conservation easement is going to protect land around Pittsburg and the Connecticut River.
“We just today finalized a conservation easement on 2,300 acres up in Pittsburg up around First and Second Connecticut Lakes.”
That’s Jack Savage. He’s a spokesman for The Society for The Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
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