Land Protection & Stewardship News

Summer Interns Contribute to Conservation Research & Stewardship

In the summer of 2022, interns provided essential support for a wide variety of projects, from conservation easement monitoring to conference planning to forest community inventory.

Get Ready for Hike-a-thon 2022!

This fall, we invite you to enjoy the Harris Center’s beautiful trails while helping raise money for trailside benches.

Protecting a Rare Grassland Bird in Greenfield

Grasshopper Sparrows have a better chance for breeding success in Greenfield, thanks to several friends of the Harris Center.

74 Acres Soon To Be Protected Along Willard Pond Brook

The Harris Center has raised the funds needed to protect 74 acres of high-quality wildlife habitat south of Willard Pond in Hancock and Antrim.

A New Tool for Easement Monitoring

The Harris Center has added a new tool to our conservation easement monitoring program: drone photography.

Protecting Willard Pond Brook

The Harris Center is working to protect 74 acres of high-priority wildlife habitat south of Willard Pond in Hancock and Antrim.

Field Report from the 2021 Vernal Pool Project

In 2021, our community scientists documented 8 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

A New Trail Guide — and Better Berry Picking — at Partridge Woods

The Nelson Trails Committee recently created a new trail guide and launched a wild blueberry restoration effort at Partridge Woods, which was protected in partnership with the Harris Center.

Volunteers and Partners Honored at 2021 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners and volunteers at our 51st Annual Meeting on October 15.

A Dramatic Loon Rescue on Nubanusit Brook

In July, Harris Center staff and volunteers worked with Loon Preservation Committee biologists to rescue an adult loon that had been swept down Nubanusit Brook in high water.

KSC Interns Explore the Conservation Field with the Harris Center

In July, we wrapped up our eighth season of the Harris Center-KSC conservation internship program, a two-month summer internship experience for undergraduates in environmental studies, biology, and related fields.

More Comfortable Camping at Spoonwood Pond

Camping at Spoonwood Pond has been made more comfortable with the addition of tent platforms at two of the Harris Center’s remote campsites.