In the 1990s, an 82-lot housing development was planned for the banks of Robb Reservoir in Stoddard – an area filled with a tremendous variety of high-quality wildlife habitat. Thankfully, incredible community support and an extraordinary collaboration of conservation organizations and public agencies ensured that the development was never built. Instead, 1,670 acres surrounding Robb Reservoir and the North Branch of the Contoocook River were protected by the Harris Center and our partners in 2008.
Now, we’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center has protected an additional 88 acres at Robb Reservoir. This conservation project − which was made possible with generous support from Friends of the SuperSanctuary − ensures the full protection of the Robb Reservoir shoreline and includes a half-mile of river frontage along the North Branch of the Contoocook.
You can see more photos — and a map of the new conservation lands — here.