From noon until 1pm

At Nature Learning Center

Individuals present at Tin Mountain’s First Season Auction in March or our Annual Meeting in may have likely heard reference to the ‘Pine Hill Land’ in conjunction with Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. But what does that mean and where does to project stand? Join us for the monthly EcoForum on Thursday, July 13th at noon to learn more.

The Pine Hill Community Forest Project represents the Land Trust's largest and most complex project to date. The transaction involves two separately exceptional tracts held by the same family for 100 years. Tin Mountain is partnering with USVLT on fundraising and will be the ultimate owner in fee of the 93-acre Bald Hill Road Tract, which will be annexed onto TMCC's Rockwell Sanctuary. The 436-acre Pine Hill Parcel located in Conway will be held by the Land Trust as a community forest with great recreation and environmental education possibilities around Kennett High School.

As a land surveyor and long-time volunteer with both organizations, Doug will explain the many interesting aspects of the lands involved, the transactions to define and acquire them, and their ultimate stewardship. Doug currently serves as the President of USVLT’s Board of Directors.

The Eco-Forum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway and Frontside Coffee Roasters. 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.