Connecting Conservation Lands for Humans and Wildlife Alike
The Harris Center is working to protect 16 acres of land high on the eastern shoulder of Skatutakee Mountain that abuts conservation land to the north and west. Features of the forested parcel include an active spring below a heavily bouldered slope, an old sugarbush, and towering oaks. Because the land’s high elevation and outlook make it visible from parts of Hancock’s Main Street, conservation of this parcel will not only ensure that wildlife have room to roam but will also maintain the scenic character of the mountain. The owners have agreed to sell the property to the Harris Center for the appraised value. As a bonus, the owner of the iconic Flagstone triangle and field at the junction of Old Dublin Road and King’s Highway in Hancock has agreed to put that lot under a conservation easement if we are successful in reaching our goal.
To permanently protect the land, we must raise $85,000 by the end of March. To make a tax-deductible contribution in support of this project, select “Skatutakee Land Protection Project” as the program for your online donation. We are already more than halfway to our goal.
For more information or to donate offline, please contact Executive Director Jeremy Wilson at (603) 525-3394 or by email.