Forest History Society has prepared a new website for the Weeks Act.

May 17th, 2010 by CfRP

“To help celebrate the centennial of the Weeks Act in 2011, the Forest History Society has prepared a new website. Passed in 1911, the Weeks Act authorized the federal government to purchase lands in the eastern United States for stream-flow protection, and allowed for those lands to be managed as national forests by the U.S. Forest Service. The law also called for public-private cooperation for fire fighting around the country. Though subsequent laws expanded the power and reach of the act to western forests, for all intents and purposes the Weeks Act is the “organic act” of the eastern national forests. The website makes use of the extensive holdings of the Forest History Society, and may be found in our U.S. Forest Service History web pages at. You will find a flyer attached with more information. Please feel free to post it or forward it to interested parties.” – Cheryl Oakes

The Forest History Society’s Weeks Act Webpage

U.S. Forest Service History Flyer

The CfRP is on Facebook!

May 11th, 2010 by CfRP
CfRP Facebook Link

Photo by: Katie Benton

Join our Facebook page and you can see up-to-date information about events and projects! Alose become a fan of the  Weeks Centennial Act, NFEHRN, and the Community Roadmap Project!

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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.

The Weeks Act Revisited: A Collection of Student Case Studies 5/20

May 6th, 2010 by CfRP

The Public History and Local History Methods class has composed an exhibit to complement the larger Weeks Act exhibition that will be traveling around the state.  The class collaborated with experts to delve into interesting pieces of information that did not fit in the larger exhibit, “Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911.”

The exhibit opening will take place in Lamson Library on Thursday, May 20 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The exhibit will be located to the left of the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library. Refreshments will be provided, and the class will be there to answer questions and hear your comments.

The exhibit will be in the library through Friday, May 21, if you would like to view it after the opening. It will then join the larger exhibit and tour the state for the next 1 1/2 years.  We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Marcia Schmidt Blaine

PSU helps locals monitor the Israel’s River

April 12th, 2010 by CfRP

The Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University is working this spring with the Israel’s River Advisory Group on monitoring chloride in the Israel’s River in Coös County.

To read the full article click the link (PDF)

“Weeks Act of 1911 exhibit is up at Plymouth State”

March 18th, 2010 by CfRP
"Weeks Act of 1911 exhibit is up at Plymouth State University" Coos County Democrat article

"Weeks Act of 1911 exhibit is up at Plymouth State University" Coos County Democrat article. (Click image for a larger view or download the PDF version)

The Coos County democrat has published an article about the Weeks Act Exhibition at Plymouth State University. The article talks about some of the history of the Weeks Act and the exhibition. To read the article download the Weeks Act Exhibit (PDF)

Museum of the White Mountains

March 18th, 2010 by CfRP
Museum of the White Mountains article that is in the Coos County Democrat. (Click on image for a larger view or download the PDF)

Museum of the White Mountains article appearing in the Coos County Democrat. (Click on image for a larger view or download the PDF)

The Coös County Democrat published an article about Plymouth State University receiving a gift to start the Museum of the White Mountains on campus. Click the link to view the article Museum of the White Mountains (PDF)

Weeks Act Lecture Series Flyers

March 2nd, 2010 by CfRP
Here are all of the flyers for the upcoming Weeks Act Lectures!
All of these flyers will open into a larger version if they are clicked on, and all the links for the PDF’s will open in a new window and show the flyer in a full view.

Exhibition "Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911"

Protecting the Forests (PDF)

Keeping graduates in NH a challenge

March 1st, 2010 by CfRP
New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH)

Keeping graduates in NH a challenge

March 1, 2010


BEDFORD — In recent years, some regions of the country have enjoyed an influx of recent college graduates joining the work force. New Hampshire is not one of those places.

Despite ranking near the top of all states for overall livability, health and safety, about 50 percent of New Hampshire’s college graduates leave the state, according to Stay Work Play NH, an initiative to retain and attract young workers.

Exactly why that happens is a question that a group of young professionals tried to answer last week, during a panel sponsored by the New Hampshire College and University Council.

Chris Williams, a panelist and president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, said the number of young professionals entering the state has remained relatively flat compared with many Southern or Western states.

“Just looking at New Hampshire itself, we were really doing OK — in fact we were even able to see a little increase, or a bump back up in terms of young people,” Williams said. “But when you start to compare New England to the rest of the country, we weren’t doing quite OK.”

Williams, who co-chaired a state task force to recruit and retain young professionals,

Information about parking for Weeks Act Events

February 18th, 2010 by CfRP

The lectures in the Weeks Act Centennial Lecture Series are located in Heritage Commons in Hall Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University.  On the campus map, Heritage Commons is listed in Building #10. It is in Highland Street, across from Lamson Library.

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