The Northern Pass Project proposes the transmission of hydroelectric power from Canada’s Hydro-Quebec power plant to locations throughout New England. The project would require the clearing of more than 40 miles of new power-line corridor is Coos County alone. Tin Mountain’s May EcoForum will explore the current state of the Northern Pass Project with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Will Abbott. Join Tin Mountain from noon to 1pm on May 12th to learn more.     


Will Abbott is the Vice President of Policy and Land Management for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. In his current position he oversees the Forest Society’s public policy initiatives and directs the Forest Society staff that manages more than 40,000 acres of forest land in over 90 communities. Prior to working for the Forest Society, Abbott served as the Executive Director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and more recently as Executive Director of the Mount Washington Observatory.


In his presentation, Abbott will provide an overview of the proposed Northern Pass Project. He will focus on recent updates in the Project’s progress as well and highlight the ecological impacts of the Project to New Hampshire’s landscape, particularly in the North Country. The Forest Society has publicly come out against the Northern Pass Project.  


The Eco-Forum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway, Rock House Mountain Baker, and Frontside Grind. It is presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The public is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.