Stories About this Place

Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

An evening of stories from people in our community talking about how the land has shaped them and they it: featuring Sarah Barkhouse, Ben Haubrich, Ernie Hebert, Mary Iselin, Emily Kerylow and Stacia Tolman. This live performance event promises to be a palette of candid recollections, musings, anecdotes and insights into things that comprise life in and around the Monadnock region. Bring a dessert to share! Beverages provided. RSVP encouraged.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Anne McBride or call 603-357-0600, ext. 102.


Woods Forum: Managing for Resilience

Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m.

This informal discussion will feature local forestry and conservation experts as well as local landowners who have engaged in forest management. Discussion will center around how we can manage our forests to be resilient in the face of our changing climate and with increasing threats to forest health. The forum is open to the public, with a focus on forest landowners in Marlborough and surrounding towns. Experts attending will include county forester Steve Roberge, Chris Pryor from the New England Forestry Foundation, Grant Butler of Camp Glen Brook and ecologist Jeffry Littleton. Refreshments will be served.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Marlborough Conservation Commission, UNH Cooperative Extension and New England Forestry Foundation.
Location: Camp Glen Brook, 35 Glenbrook Road, Marlborough, N.H.
Contact: Email Emily Hague or call 603-357-0600, ext. 104.


Spring-back-to-life hike

Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon

Join the Conservancy’s land manager, Rick Brackett, and stalwart volunteers Roger and Ann Sweet on a spring hike as life begins to wake from its long winter slumber. We will walk on and off trail at the Calhoun Family Forest in Gilsum, looking for early ephemeral plants, vernal pools, listening to bird calls and hopefully once again enjoying soft earth beneath our feet. Please be prepared for all potential weather conditions, wear sturdy footwear and bring water and snacks.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Harris Center for Conservation Education.
Location: John and Rosemarie Calhoun Family Forest, White Brook Road, Gilsum, N.H.
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call him at 603-357-0600, ext. 105.


“Symphony of the Soil” film showing

Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Filmed on four continents and featuring impassioned scientists, farmers, and foodies, this award-winning film artfully examines the complex, dynamic nature of soil. Soil ecologist Dr. Rachel Thiet, professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, will be on hand for an informal Q&A session following the film.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education, and the Keene State College Film Society.
Location: Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Brett Amy Thelen or call 603-358-2065.