Posts Tagged: conservation



Vandalism, White Mountains

Beware of Vandalism - New Hampshire
Vandalism, White Mountains - A common topic among many outdoor enthusiasts is all the vandalism in the White Mountains. And this imagery is intended to create awareness for a very concerning issue here in the New Hampshire White Mountains. However, keep in mind that some outdoor enthusiasts feel some of the below acts of vandalism are perfectly acceptable...[Continue reading] ...

1907 Owl’s Head Mountain Fire

Pemigewasset Wilderness - Mount Lberty, New Hampshire
1907 Owl's Head Mountain Fire, White Mountains – During the late 1800s and early 1900s, logging activities from railroad logging contributed to a number of forest fires in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Sparks from locomotives were responsible for starting fires along the railroads. And the logging slash (unwanted part of the tree left behind after an area is logged) left on the moun...[Continue reading] ...

Definition of Wilderness, White Mountains

Owls Head - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Definition of Wilderness, White Mountains - I am currently working on a project that has brought back into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The recreational opportunities, historical value, and educational platform this wilderness offers will educate outdoor enthusiasts for many years to come. These areas are governed under the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act of 1964. And because it is designated wilderness, it has the highest level of protection for federal...[Continue reading] ...

National Trails Day, White Mountains

Valley Way - White Mountains, 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] ...

Trail Blazing, Trail Stewardship

Artists Bluff - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Trail Blazing, Trail Stewardship - Painted trail blazing (paint marks on trees that mark the path of a trail) along the White Mountains trail system is an endless complaint among outdoor enthusiasts. Either the trail is excessively blazed or not blazed enough. I don’t mind the trails that have little trail blazing, but I'm not a fan of the excessive trail blazing...[Continue reading] ...

Happy Earth Day 2017, New Hampshire

Crawford Notch State Park - White Mountains, NH
Earth Day, April 22, 2017 - Happy Earth Day from New Hampshire! 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] ...

Trail Ladders & Stairs, Trail Stewardship

Hi-Cannon Trail - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Trail Ladders & Stairs, Trail Stewardship - Today’s blog article focuses on a keyword search term. I chose one search term, trail ladder, and searched my image archive to see what imagery I have available that represents this area of trail stewardship. And because staircases and ladders are often considered to be one and the same among some hikers, I have included...[Continue reading] ...

Greed and Selfishness, White Mountains

Mount Washington - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Greed and Selfishness, White Mountains - As the new year progresses, I find myself re-evaluating my values as both an environmental photographer and outdoor enthusiast. The sacred places I love and cherish in the New Hampshire White Mountains are all falling victim to the greedy hand of man...[Continue reading] ...

Pemigewasset Wilderness, Conservation Success

Zealand Notch - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Pemigewasset Wilderness, Conservation Success - The 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness is the result of one the greatest conservation laws ever passed; The Wilderness Act. Unlike in today’s world where everyone wants to gut the Wilderness Act for selfish reasons, the creators of the Wilderness Act were truly concerned about the well being of our wild places. The Wilderness Act has protected over 109 million acres across the United States....[Continue reading] ...

Mount Tecumseh Vandalism, Illegal Cutting

Mt Tecumseh - Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Mount Tecumseh Vandalism, Illegal Tree Cutting - Since 2011, Erin Paul has been unofficially volunteering his time to document illegal tree cutting on Mount Tecumseh, New Hampshire. And he reports any findings to Forest Service's law enforcement division. Forest Service is investigating this vandalism, and if they can determine who is doing it, they will hold them accountable. The higher elevations of the White Mountains are home to rare bird habitat. And Mountain birdwatch results indicate that between 2000 and ...