All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by clicking here, emailing email@example.com, or calling 603-463-9400, unless noted otherwise, so that Bear-Paw can provide adequate materials for everyone and notify participants in case of any last minute changes.
What’s a Conservation Easement? How can it work for you, your family, and your property?
Bear-Paw is offering two informative fieldtrips for landowners, their families, and others interested in learning about how conservation can work for them. Conservation easements allow families to permanently protect their land from development while retaining ownership. For all those who have been thinking about doing something to protect their land or helping to protect land in their town, this will be an opportunity to get expert advice from Phil Auger, a retired UNH Cooperative Extension Educator and land protection specialist. Please pre-register so that we can provide enough materials for everyone.
Harvey and Barbara Harkness Easement, Epsom
December 14 • 9–11 am
Harvey and Barbara donated conservation easement on 62 acres of their property on Baybutt Road in 2009. The land has a wide variety of wildlife habitats with prime agricultural soils in field, mixed forest, and over 1,000 feet of frontage on Deer Brook.
Bear-Paw Annual Meeting
January 25, 2014 • 9–3:30 pm
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Please plan to join us for our annual meeting. Details to be announced.
Winter Walk – Hinman Pond Preserve
February 22, 2014 • 1–3:30 pm
Hinman Pond Preserve, Hooksett
This winter excursion to Bear-Paw’s newest preserve, the Hinman Pond property in Hooksett, will offer an opportunity to explore the clues that plants, animals, weather and other natural forces leave behind after a growing season and over time. This ecological exploration will be led by Bear-Paw volunteer Frank Mitchell, a Land and Water Conservation Specialist. On this outing, we will be examining the ways plants and animals survive winter, seeking examples in animal tracks and signs and plant adaptations. We’ll consider how the forest we see today can inform us about its history and its probable future. The afternoon will also feature discussion of how the collaboration between Bear-Paw and federal and state conservation organizations enabled this large conservation project to be completed. This will be a moderate walk if the ground is bare and somewhat strenuous on snowshoes or skis (bring either if conditions are suitable).