Land Conservation News

Working Together to Protect the Granite Lake Headwaters

We are now just $20,000 away from permanently protecting the 515-acre Granite Lake Headwaters property in Stoddard.

Partners Honored at 2018 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners at our 48th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 28.

Field Report from the 2018 Vernal Pool Project

In 2018, our citizen scientists documented 23 new vernal pools in five Monadnock Region towns.

KSC Interns Explore Conservation Research with the Harris Center

2018 was the sixth year of the Harris Center-Keene State College conservation internship program, a two-month summer internship experience for undergraduates in Environmental Studies.

Protecting the Granite Lake Headwaters

The Harris Center is working to protect the Granite Lake Headwaters property, a 515-acre parcel located in the Stoddard highlands.

Reviving a Rail Trail

The Manchester & Keene Railroad line debuted in 1878, but fell into disrepair after the Great Flood of 1936. Now, with the help of many extraordinary partners, a 1.5-mile segment of the old rail line in Hancock and Harrisville, NH has been reopened for non-motorized recreation.

A Silver (Lake) Opportunity

We’re working with several partners to conserve the largest remaining undeveloped, unprotected property on Silver Lake.

Scenic Gateway Protected in Hancock

The Harris Center has just protected a small, but significant parcel of land on Forest Road (Route 123) in Hancock.

In the Field with the 2017 Conservation Interns

We just wrapped up our fifth year of the Harris Center-Keene State College conservation internship program, a two-month summer internship experience for undergraduates.

88 Acres Protected in Stoddard

This project ensures the full protection of the Robb Reservoir shoreline and includes a half-mile of river frontage along the North Branch.

In the Field with the 2016 Conservation Interns

In late June, we wrapped up our fourth year of the Harris Center-Keene State College conservation internship program, a seven-week summer internship experience for undergraduates.

580 Acres Protected in Nelson

The Harris Center and Nelson Conservation Commission have just completed the first phase of the Osgood and Hurd Hill land protection project.

Volunteers Lauded at 2015 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized many extraordinary partners at our 45th Annual Meeting on October 18.

In the Field with the 2015 Conservation Interns

Under the guidance of Harris Center staff and KSC faculty, four outstanding undergraduate interns assisted with many facets of the Harris Center’s diverse work.

In the Field with the 2014 Conservation Interns

The Harris Center-Keene State College internship program is a win-win.

109 Acres Conserved in Peterborough

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.

Crossing Bailey Brook

In September, the Nelson Trails Committee put the finishing touches on a new footbridge across Bailey Brook.

Reel In and Recycle at Robb Reservoir

The Harris Center recently installed a fishing line recycling bin at Robb Reservoir.

Science in the Supersanctuary with KSC

Four KSC students collected ecological data on Harris Center lands this summer as part of a new partnership with the KSC Environmental Studies Department.

Science and Stewardship at Otter Brook Farm

In early June, 8th graders from Great Brook and South Meadow Schools came together for a morning of service learning.

Announcing the Meade Cadot Land Conservation Fund

The Meade Cadot Land Conservation Fund will honor Meade by permanently enhancing the Harris Center’s ability to protect and steward land.

Celebrating Meade Cadot

Friends, family members, former students, and colleagues gathered to celebrate Meade Cadot as he retires from his role as Land Director and Senior Naturalist for the Harris Center.

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