Spring 2020 New England Chapter News

 

In New Hampshire, the New England chapter partnered with the Monadnock Conservancy to celebrate the protection of the Cunningham Pond Conservation Area, in Peterborough. BHA members provided equipment and instructed interested folks in the art of ice fishing, accessed through the newly conserved land.

Vermont BHAers rallied to oppose the sale of 1600-acre Proctor Town Forest to a private developer. Opposing this sale will protect public access to streams on the property for trout fishing, as well as access on and through the parcel to the abutting Green Mountain National Forest. Read more on this in the summer 2020 Backcountry Journal!

Chapter leaders in NH submitted a statement to the Municipal & County House Committee opposing HB1115. This bill, if passed, would increase the firearms buffer from 300ft to 900ft for non-residential buildings.

Members in VT delivered a statement to state officials advocating for landscape level planning of trail systems. This statement emphasized the inherent value of remote areas within the state and the need to protect access to backcountry experiences from overdevelopment.

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