Thanks to everyone who helped conserve land in Amherst and Mont Vernon

To the Editor:

Last week, we signed the last of the documents creating permanent conservation easements on more than 500 acres of timber land in Mont Vernon and Amherst.

Accumulated in an era when land had so little value that owners would sometimes sell the timber rights on the condition that the company take the land, too, those acres have been managed for forestry by Tom’s family for more than 100 years.

We are so grateful to each and every person who contributed to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ fundraising – you made it possible for us to protect and preserve the land. We hope you and your children and grandchildren will enjoy walks in the woods, snowshoeing, bird-watching and general exploring for years to come.

Hunting is still allowed by permission, and we will continue to harvest timber on a sustainable schedule, so please use good woods sense when you go out.

Thank you again for your generous support.

TOM and SALLY WILKINS

Amherst and
Mont Vernon