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Columbus Day Weekend at Mount Major

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, a Celebration of Land Conservation Success in the Belknap Mountains was held at the Mount Major parking lot on Route 11 in Alton, NH.  Hundreds of hikers were met at the Mount Major parking lot and heard from volunteers about recent conservation projects that have protected nearly 1,000 acres and the trailhead at Mount Major. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition greeted hikers and provided information on what has been accomplished and plans for continuing conservation efforts.

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Everybody Helped Mt. Major!  Campaign Goal Reached!

The "Everybody Hikes Mt. Major" fundraising campaign has reached the summit, achieving our goal of $1.8 million for acquiring 980 acres on and near Mt. Major! 


We are very grateful that the campaign received more than 1,900 gifts ranging from $2 to $340,000.  Gifts came in from 31 states, from as far away as Hawaii, Arizona and Oregon. 


The successful partnership between the Forest Society, Lakes Region Conservation Trust and Belknap Range Conservation Coalition has resulted in the purchase of three parcels of forests, trails and wetlands on Mt. Major, East and West Quarry and Piper mountains, as well as in the Moulton Valley.  A fourth parcel is in the final stages of acquisition. 


Because of the recreational component to these Belknap Range properties, conserving them is just the first step.  The trails on Mt. Major are degraded by overuse and require repair and maintenance. We have set up a fund to meet these stewardship responsibilities. If you would like to help, please give online or call Susanne Kibler-Hacker at 224-9945, ext. 314.  Thank you!

BRCC's Hiker Safety Awareness Day



These Harvard Business School students climbed Mt. Major on October 11, 2014 as part of BRCC's Hiker Safety Awareness Day.



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