Timber Harvest Tour at Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest


Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest
Lempster, NH 03605
United States

Join Extension, Forest Society staff, and consulting foresters for a hiking tour of an active timber harvest on Silver Mountain at the Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest. Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest is a 1800-acre property that includes the summit of Silver Mountain, which overlooks Sand and Long Ponds.  Attendees will learn more about the history of the property, the planning that goes into a timber harvest, why certain trees are selected to cut, and how the forest will respond in the future. Additional discussions will include timber markets, picking the right machinery for the job, and considerations for recreational trails, hydrology, and wildlife habitat.

This field trip is oriented toward adults.

BRING: Attendees should be prepared for winter conditions and snowy or icy terrain. Bring a snack or water and be prepared to carry it with you.  Bring layers, winter clothes, good winter boots and traction is recommended. Plan to be outside and away from your vehicle for the full tour.

DOG POLICY: Sorry, we do not allow dogs on our field trips.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Attendees will be walking over hilly terrain, along skid trails and through the woods for about 1 mile of total distance.

REGISTER: Please register in advance, by clicking on the button to the right, as space is limited. Registrants will receive additional trip information (directions, what to wear, etc.) and notification in case of issues with weather.

LOCATION: Silver Mountain Trail, Lempster (See Google Maps) *Please check back here prior to the harvest tour. Snow amounts and weather may change the tour’s parking location off of South Rd.* 

Winter hike and timber harvest demonstration
Winter hike and timber harvest demonstration
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