A presentation of Everlasting Forest, The Mount Sunapee Story will be held on Wednesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, 944 Route 103, Newbury, N.H. The program is open to the public free of charge.
Sponsored by the Friends of Mount Sunapee (FOMS) and the Newbury Library, the program will include a PowerPoint presentation by FOMS President Steve Russell with discussion to follow.
Mount Sunapee forests tell a fascinating story.
“From its beginning as the Forest Society’s first forest reservation in 1911 to its designation as the only exemplary natural community system of its type by the state of New Hampshire, the forest on Mount Sunapee is an irreplaceable part of New Hampshire’s history and natural heritage,” says Russell.
At Mount Sunapee State Park, the state identified a 484-acre exemplary natural community system that includes rare old forest. These old forests represent valuable and endangered ecological systems and are extremely rare, representing less than one-tenth of one percent of New Hampshire forests.
FOMS advocates for the protection of the exemplary, old forest on Mount Sunapee.
For additional program information, contact FOMS.
Visit the FOMS Natural Heritage page for forest information and state studies.