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The Summer edition of The Timber Crier, the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association's award-winning quarterly magazine, included a feature on the rebuilding of a dam on Cranberry Pond in Cheshire County, N.H. The dam was a project of the Timber Owners of New England (TONE), a closely held corporation that dates back to 1951, and its partner organization the Wildlife Conservation Trust.
The original dam was an earthen dam built in 1925 to create two warm water ponds, Upper Cranberry Pond (six acres) and Lower Cranberry Pond (13 acres). The ponds are separated by a low natural beaver dam. The earthen dam that needed replacing is the outflow of Lower Cranberry Pond. It consisted of boulders and earth, and in a couple spots it appeared that concrete had been poured in at some point to fill gaps in the dam. Another unique feature of this dam and pond system is the entire watershed covers TONE’s 3,450-acre property. The ponds this dam creates are an important recreational asset on the property. They support fishing, kayaking, swimming, and boating.
The feature article in the Summer Timber Crier detailed the project to rebuild the dam. However, there were some complications in the project after the article was published. Now, an informative new PowerPoint presentation describes the completed project, including several photographs showcasing the effort.
The fall 2021 edition of the Timber Crier, the NHTOA’s quarterly magazine, has been delayed due to inadvertent computer issues. The situation has now been rectified, however, so look for the Crier to be delivered soon.
The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association is looking for qualified candidates to fill two staff positions: Development Director and Communications Manager.
The Development Director position is new. This is a year-round, part-time post (20 hours a week) with a flexible work schedule that allows remote work if consistent with responsibilities. The successful candidate will be an experienced, creative, and energetic professional ready to manage all aspects of development and membership for the non-profit organization and its educational 501(c)(3), the Granite State Woodland Institute (GSWI). The Development Director will be responsible for operations, content, and events (in-person and remote) necessary to support annual fund appeals, donor cultivation, and donor stewardship. For a complete description and full list of responsibilities, click here.
With the retirement at the end of 2021 of Steve Bjerklie, the NHTOA's current Director of Communications, the NHTOA seeks a qualified individual to take over the organization's communications responsibilities. This is a year round, part-time position (20 hours a week) with a flexible work schedule that allows remote work if consistent with responsibilities. The successful candidate will be a confident, well-organized, and energetic person ready to manage all aspects of communications for the non-profit organization and its educational 501(c)(3), the Granite State Woodland Institute (GSWI). For a complete description and full list of responsibilities, click here.
No phone calls, please.
The positions will remain open until filled.
Deadline for application is December 17, 2021