Harris Center News

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Harris Center is committed to ensuring that our trails, conserved lands, educational programs, and conservation research projects are welcoming spaces for all. 

New Research Initiatives Focused on Raptor Species in Decline

The Harris Center is expanding our efforts to monitor three raptor species in decline: Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel, and Northern Goshawk.

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.

Harris Center Reads: Migration

This spring, go on the trip of a lifetime with these books about one of nature’s most remarkable phenomena — migration.

Keene to Close Second Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

Following three successful seasons of amphibian detours at North Lincoln Street, the City of Keene will now work with the Harris Center to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic, as well.

Art Shows Return to the Harris Center

We are excited to once again host local, nature-inspired art shows after a pandemic-related hiatus! In April, see photographer Laurie McGowan’s ethereal images of trees. In May, take flight with Rosemary Conroy’s vibrant bird portraits.

A Creative Donation Brings Abenaki History to Local Schools

With help from Harriet and Stephen DiCicco, 41 copies of “A Deep Presence” have been donated to schools and teachers in the Monadnock Region.

Salamander Crossing Brigade Updates for 2022

We’ve made a few updates to our Salamander Crossing Brigade program for 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

An Opportunity to Speak Up for Salamanders

Keene is considering a proposal to close the Jordan Road amphibian crossing site to through-traffic on “Big Nights.” You can help make it happen.

Final Report from the 2021 Hawk Watch

2021 was a notable year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.

A New Tool for Easement Monitoring

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

Our COVID-19 Policy

Here are the precautions we’re following — and asking you to follow — to keep our community safe.

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.