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109 Acres Conserved in Peterborough

June 4, 2014
Dinsmore Pond, as viewed from the newly conserved Hiroshi Land. (photo © Will Holden)

We’re thrilled to announce that the Harris Center has just purchased 109 acres on Brush Brook Road (Route 137), much of which is ranked by the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan as “highest” value wildlife habitat. The mostly forested acreage includes modest slopes from Brush Brook Road down to Nubanusit Brook, as well as 9 acres of open wetland and 2/3 mile along the brook.  Additionally, the property is contiguous with 1,384 acres of conserved land in Peterborough and with a 7,142-acre conservation corridor between Nubanusit Lake and MacDowell Reservoir.

The property was formerly owned by Hiroshi Hayashi, the well-known chef and restaurateur, who long sought to conserve the land.  The land purchase was made possible by tremendous donations from friends of the SuperSanctuary and the Town of Peterborough, through its land conservation capital reserve fund.

See more photos of the Hiroshi Land here.