Posts Tagged: conservation



Happy Earth Day 2022, New Hampshire

Scarface Brook - Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2022 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment...[Continue reading] ...

Cog Railway Hotel Proposal

Cog Railroad - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Cog Railway Hotel Proposal, Mount Washington - The owner of the Mount Washington Cog Railway is again proposing a restaurant and hotel accommodations on New Hampshire's Mount Washington. However, this project is a little different than the 35-room hotel proposal he made a few years ago. The Cog Railway owns a 99-foot-wide strip of land that straddles the railroad from the Cog Railway Station to the summit of Mount Washington. These accommodations would be built within this strip of land, ...

Happy Earth Day 2021, New Hampshire

Airport Marsh - Whitefield, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2021 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment...[Continue reading] ...

Weeks State Park, New Hampshire

Weeks Estate - Lancaster, New Hampshire
Weeks State Park, New Hampshire - Weeks State Park is a 420-acre, more or less, property on Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire. The main attraction of the park is the historical Weeks Estate on the summit, which was built in 1912 for John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926). The main house is built of fieldstone and stucco...[Continue reading] ...

2020 Human Impact, White Mountains

Georgiana Falls Path - Lincoln, New Hampshire
2020 Human Impact, White Mountains - During these strange times, like many of you, I have been trying to stay safe and worrying about family and friends. I also have watched the New Hampshire White Mountains get trashed over the last few months. While human impact (overuse) is not a new problem here in the White Mountains, it has gotten much worse during the Coronavirus pandemic...[Continue reading] ...

Happy Earth Day 2020, New Hampshire

Agassiz Basin - North Woodstock, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2020 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day...[Continue reading] ...

Happy Earth Day 2019, New Hampshire

Coffin Pond - Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2019 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment....[Continue reading] ...

Mount Tecumseh, 4000 Footers Hiking List

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire Autumn
Mount Tecumseh, 4,000 Footers Hiking List - On the same day that I publicized my Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness article, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) posted an article about some of the mountains on the White Mountain 4,000 footers hiking list may not be over 4,000 feet. Being over 4,000 feet is one of the requirements for a mountain to be on the list. While our articles focus on different mountains on the hiking list, they both suggest that the ...

Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness

Owls Head - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Owl’s Head, Conserving Wilderness - This remote mountain in the western region of the Pemigewasset Wilderness creates much debate. Established in 1984 under the New Hampshire Wilderness Act, the 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness is managed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act. Considered to be one of the greatest conservation laws ever passed, the Wilderness Act has protected over 109 million acres across the United States. The controversy isn’t really about Owl’s Head its about the management of ...

National Trails Day, White Mountains

Gulfside Trail - Mount Washington, New Hampshire
National Trails Day, White Mountains - Today is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, an annual event held on the first Saturday in June. And the intention of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for America's Trail system. It is also a day to recognize the work of all the volunteers who do trail maintenance along America’s trail system...[Continue reading] ...