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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.

Click here to look at the 35-slide presentation. 

 

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.

To apply for either position, send resume and letter of interest including what attracts you to this position, how it would fit with your schedule, and two references by email to Jasen Stock, NHTOA executive director, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

No phone calls, please.

The positions will remain open until filled.

Deadline for application is December 17, 2021

CONCORD, N.H. — For the first time in two years, members of the Granite State's forest industry -- loggers, truckers, foresters, sawmill operators, and equipment suppliers -- met together in person to honor graduates of the Professional Loggers Program and to "pass the ax" of leadership of the New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council (THC). Last year's Loggers & Truckers Convention was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic; this year's Convention, the 29th annual, was held at the Holiday Inn in Concord, N.H.
As part of the festivities, outgoing THC chairman Matt Magoon of Magoon Logging in Loudon, N.H., passed the ax to incoming chairman Bruce Bovill of Bovill Brothers Logging in Moultonborough, N.H. In addition, a total 21 people were presented with certificates showing their certification or re-certification through the THC's Professional Logging Program, which is one of the most comprehensive logging certification programs in the U.S. And as part of the Log-A-Load Program, more than $10,000 was donated at the Convention to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).
Several elected officials from both political parties were on hand at the Convention to show support for the industry, as well as officials from the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, the University of New Hampshire Extension, and the N.H. State Police.
A special presentation was made to Hunter Carbee, former chairman of the THC and longtime and well-known New Hampshire logger and forester, who is retiring.
Guests at the Convention were entertained by a presentation titled "People of the THC" by retired landowner Ned Therrien. Retired UNH Extension forestry expert Sarah Smith and logging contractor Jeff Eames, owner of the Fort Mountain Companies in Allenstown, N.H., gave presentations on the history of the THC and the Council's accomplishments.
The 29th Annual Loggers & Truckers Convention concluded with a raffle and live auction run by Paul Morrissette of Regal Auction Services, Pembroke, N.H., to raise money for the N.H. Professional Loggers Program.