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Voices and Views via Friends of Mount Sunapee

Old-Growth Forest Network: The Healthiest Forest

Created by the Old-Growth Forest Network, this film “takes you on a 4-minute journey that represents 300 years in the life of a forest. See how structure and biodiversity recover naturally, and how continued management like thinning and harvesting interferes with recovery.” Related news articles Death of the giants: forests getting shorter, younger, in Northwest […]

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Red Trillium, Trillium erectum, Mount Sunapee State Park, New Hampshire

FOMS launches Voices & Views

Welcome to Voices & Views, a Friends of Mount Sunapee blog dedicated to comments and images that speak about experiences in nature, land conservation, and environmental stewardship. With your help, Voices & Views will bring you timely comments and short takes from FOMS members, non-members, bloggers, and newsmakers. The goal is to encourage and support […]

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Old Forest three-photo mosaic

The under-told story: Mount Sunapee’s rare forest

Many people know Mount Sunapee as a fun place to ski. Few know the story of its rare forest. Yet, audiences at the Claremont MakerSpace and Goshen’s Brook Road Inn recently heard Steve Russell, president of Friends of Mount Sunapee, tell that story about an enduring, exemplary forest in Mount Sunapee State Park. “Everlasting Forests: […]

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Chandler Brook, along the Beach Access Road, at Mount Sunapaee State Park, Newbury, N.H>

Ice, water, and watersheds

Friends of Mount Sunapee recently added a Sunapee Mountain Watersheds page to the website. Check it out! And we welcome submissions of water and watershed related articles and media for publication. For more information, see our contact page. Water: This, that, and the other Now available from New Hampshire Silver Jackets is the Spring Report […]

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New NH rule, if made permanent, will put endangered species at risk

Environmental organizations in New Hampshire “say a new state rule, which has support from the construction industry and could become permanent, puts endangered species at greater risk from development.” See the reporting of Annie Ropeik for NHPR: Instead of “no adverse impacts,” the new rule says only that project designs must “not jeopardize the continued […]

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Forest Society working to buy popular trailhead for Mt. Sunapee hike to Lake Solitude

When the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) posted on Facebook a plan to buy a property in Newbury that hosts the trailhead of a hiking route to Lake Solitude on Mt. Sunapee, hikers who know the Andrew Brook Trail responded quickly. They posted phrases like “Love this hike,” “One of my […]

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Soar over Mount Sunapee via “To Be A Bird”

Enjoy stunning, soaring views over New Hampshire via “To Be A Bird.”  This video by Kris Roller captures the autumn landscape and precious mountain and watershed lands … including Mount Sunapee. At 20 seconds, you’ll find yourself flying over Mount Sunapee and taking in breathtaking views of Lake Solitude and beyond. Take flight via — […]

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2015 NH Wildlife Action Plan provides new data and maps

The NH Wildlife Action Plan has been updated, and there are new data and information now available, including new Wildlife Habitat maps. Check out NH Fish & Game for town maps showing the “highest ranked wildlife habitat by ecological condition.” For more info, visit— The 2015 Wildlife Action Plan is a blueprint for conserving Species […]

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Help protect the Summit Hiking Trail on Mount Sunapee

“The proposed ‘West Bowl’ expansion will fatally compromise the Summit Trail,” says Steve Russell, Newbury. “The trail as it now exists will be gone.” “The trail, which provides the general public with all-season access to the park, will be cut through with ski runs at four different locations.” Okemo/Mount Sunapee Resort is seeking a major […]

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