Centennial of Weeks Act shines light on economic vitality of White Mt. National Forest

July 6th, 2011 by Melissa

What has the Weeks Act done for you lately?  Signed into law in March 1911, the Weeks Act set in motion a process that resulted in the preservation and management of more than 20 million acres and the establishment of more than 50 national forests in 23 states.

A recent article in the Concord Monitor outlines what this has meant for New Hampshire: a combination of conservation and sustainable economic development. Dozens of New Hampshire communities benefit directly from the fee receipts of timber cutting and the multiplier effects of timber-related jobs.

Read the full article from the Concord Monitor here.