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Sullivan County Conservation District

 95 County Farm Rd. Unity, NH 03743

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Find past newsletter articles, press releases, and other media showcasing local agriculture, placed-based education, and conservation of natural resources in Sullivan County.

July 31, 2019

For the past 3 years, I have been asking friends about their favorite swimming holes, places they like to cool off in during the hottest months of the year. I was told about one here or there, but the most common answer was "Goshen Ocean". I figured it was a huge lake...

July 31, 2019

Students from all over the Upper Valley gathered together this past week at Saint Gaudens to attend their annual STEAM Camp. Dawn brought the SCCD stream table to Blow Me Down Farm in Cornish and students observed how water moves over and around obstacles in the stream...

July 31, 2019

Teachers from around the state came together to learn about the ecology and health of watersheds and how to map them using ArcGIS tools. They explored the Eco Ag Center at the County Farm campus and the Little Sugar River in Unity. NH Fish and Game staff and volunteers...

June 28, 2019

There are many opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors together this summer and learn something at the same time. Check out these ideas below!

Visit Public Trails & Conservation Areas - The Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) prioritizes public access to natural are...

June 28, 2019

A week ago, our new field technician, Todd Macomber, told Lionel and I about a place on the Unity Mountain trail near Marshall Pond that was flooded over.  He thought beavers might be involved in some way. So,we all went out to take a look.

I noticed that the pond level...

May 30, 2019

The pond near the Eco Ag Center is coming alive again after a long, cold spring.  Baltimore orioles, red-winged black birds, tree swallows, bluebirds, and at least 30 other songbirds have been seen or heard there recently.  

The great blue heron has been fishi...

May 30, 2019

Vilas Middle School and Fall Mountain Regional High School students have been going outside to learn and explore all year long through monthly field studies that focused on natural resources. Area specialists came in to teach on the following topics:  soils, aquatics,...

May 30, 2019

Over 40 people turned up at the North Charlestown Orchard last weekend to help restore it to its former state.  Many were from Charlestown or grew up there, some serve on the Charlestown Conservation Commission, and others came from as far away as Keene and Concord. Aa...

May 1, 2019

Most of the time I go hiking, my eyes are focused ahead of me or I'm looking up into the trees.  Years of leading long hikes have trained me to keep my eyes up, so I can notice what is around me.  But this month, my eyes will be trained on the ground as I search for th...

April 1, 2019

Have you ever gone out at dusk or after dark with a flashlight and shined it into the woods or the edge of the lawn or bushes in your yard and seen eyes that seemed to glow looking back? 

In what seems like another lifetime, I used to search for wolf spiders and other n...