The New Hampshire Timber Owners Association (NHTOA) was founded in 1911 by a small group of landowners who were concerned with the threat of forest fires. In the 100 years since its inception, it has grown to become a “non-profit statewide coalition of landowners, forest industry professionals, government officials, and supporters who work together to promote better forest management, conserve our working forests, and insure a strong forest products industry.” Through education, advocacy, outreach, and cooperation this vital organization strives to conserve New Hampshire’s working forests for future generations through innovative collaborations with interested organizations and communities.
Tonight, the NHTOA celebrates its centennial anniversary with an exciting program to be presented in the Brown Company House Museum at the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin, NH.
New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association
Centennial Commemoration – Event Program
March 30, 2011 – 6:30 PM
- Brown Company House Museum Greeting – Larry Kelly, CAP Executive Director
- NHTOA Welcome and Introductions – Jasen Stock, NHTOA Executive Director
- Historical Background and Weeks Panel Notes – Linda Upham-Bornstein, Center for Rural Partnerships, Plymouth State University
- Museum of the White Mountains, Catherine Amidon, Plymouth State University
- Greetings and Congratulations, Honorable Paul Grenier, Mayor of Berlin
- Looking back at 100 Years of NHTOA – City of Berlin perspective – Paul Grenier
- Selections from Memoirs of Edgar Hirst, First State Forester – Brad Simpkins, New Hampshire State Forester
- Reading of the Gubernatorial Proclamation – Brad Simpkins
- Looking back at 100 Years of NHTOA – State of New Hampshire perspective – Brad Simpkins
- Looking back at 100 Years of NHTOA – USFS WMNF perspective – Ned Therrien, USFS (Retired)
- Looking back at 100 Years of NHTOA – New Hampshire Forest Products Industry – Industry Representatives
- Unveiling of Centennial Commemoration Plaque – Ann Davis, NHTOA President, and Andre Belanger, Sculptor
…Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
…The Berlin Chamber of Commerce will be open for the occasion.
…The Weeks Panels will be available for viewing.
…The Brown Company House Museum Gift Shop will be open.
SEE YOU THERE!
Brown Company House Museum
962 Main Street