Weeks Act Centennial Blog Posts Reveal Another Layer of History

January 27th, 2011 by Alice

33 years after publishing The Lands Nobody Wanted with Bill Shands (forest policy analyst, now deceased), Dr. Bob Healy revisits their classic work around issues related to eastern national forest policy with a series of blog posts hosted by the Forest History Society in observance of the Weeks Act Centennial.


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Weeks Act History Exhibit Now on Display at Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center

November 1st, 2010 by CfRP

Weeks Act focus of upcoming issue of Appalachia, AMC Annual Meeting

October 29, 2010

In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the passage of the Weeks Act, an interpretive exhibit that tells the story of that historic legislation is on display at theAppalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch.

The Weeks Act of 1911 established the eastern national forest system and led to the creation of the White Mountain National Forest.

On loan from Plymouth State University, the exhibit, titled “Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911,” uses historic images and accompanying text to tell the story of land use in the White Mountains, tracing the advent of tourism, rail travel, and timber barons in the region.


To read more, visit the AMC website!

Agri-leisure: the “fun” of local food

May 17th, 2010 by CfRP
Agri-leisure: the “fun”Agri-leisure: the “fun” of local food
Exploring farms, recreation, tourism, and local/regional food systems
“Agrileisure,” a theoretical concept rooted in multifunctional agriculture, serious leisure, interactional community, sense of place, and play.

Northern Forest Studies: A Regional Approach to Undergraduate Learning

May 10th, 2010 by CfRP
This paper proposes the development of an integrative, immersive, and diverse placebasedundergraduate program focused on the nature, culture, and economics of theNorthern Forest region of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Such aprogram in Northern Forest Studies capitalizes on a developing inter-institutionaldialogue begun in November, 2008 within the framework of the Northern Forest HigherEducation Resource Network (NFHERN) to draw on existing offerings in colleges anduniversities across the region in the framework of a broad, regional consortium ofprograms and courses.

Northern Forest Studies(PDF)


Second Annual Meeting of the NFHERN

May 10th, 2010 by CfRP

NFHERN Second Annual Meeting

Please join us for this gathering of academic, community, and private sector leaders to explore the role of higher education in the vitality of rural communities from the Adirondacks to Nova Scotia. This two day event will focus upon two themes: Connections and Curriculum. The ‘Connections’ discussion will explore strategies for higher education institutions to play an active role in regional development initiatives such as the Northern Borders Commission and the Sustainable Economies Initiative. A key feature of the ‘Curriculum’ discussion will be the Northern Forest Studies Program, a distributed undergraduate education program developed by Sterling College in partnership with the Northern Forest Higher Education Resource Network.

Weeks Act Centennial Online Exhibition

March 4th, 2010 by CfRP

There has been a new Plymouth State University Web page created for Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911. Check it out! http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery/weeks-act/

Google Map Photos

December 1st, 2009 by CfRP
Moon over Mt. Washington

Photo by: Thad Guldbrandsen

Thad has been taking photos from his travels around Northern New Hampshire and the Lakes-Region. If you are interested in seeing some pictures from his travels to Dixville Notch, Pittsburg, and many other places go to our Google Map and check it out!

Berlin Blog

November 30th, 2009 by CfRP

Berlin Master Planning & Community Conversations

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Beyond Brown Paper

November 30th, 2009 by CfRP

Funded by a grant in 2006 from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, 250 of the 11,000 photographs were scanned with preservation quality resolution. A computer workstation was purchased and set up in Berlin which provided internet access to these images and the capacity for users to provide information on the images either by phone or computer. The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire worked as a partner in making connections with Berlin-area community organizations and volunteers and in linking this project to a variety of local cultural initiatives through the hard work of a VISTA volunteer.

Go to Beyond Brown Paper Website

Humboldt Economic Index

November 30th, 2009 by CfRP

Presented by Erick Eschker on November 6, 2009

Powerpoint presentation about the Humboldt Economic Index

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