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Welcome!In 1969, a group of neighbors created the Piscataquog Watershed Association (PWA) to protect critical land along the Piscataquog River. Now the Piscataquog Land Conservancy (PLC), that legacy has grown to include nearly 6,000 acres on 100 conservation tracts.
Welcome Chris Wells, PLC's new Executive Director!
The PLC will welcome new executive director Chris Wells on Monday, August 4th.
Chris is well known to NH's conservation community, having spent 11 years at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) where he was involved in several conservation successes, including the effort to secure dedicated funding for NH's Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). [see PLC Preserves 100th Conservation Tract to the right]
Since 2010, Chris has served as SPNHF's Senior Director of Strategic Projects, with responsibility for the design, funding and implementation of the Society’s regional land conservation strategies. In this role he led the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership, a public-private collaborative for land protection in western New Hampshire. More recently he led the development of an ambitious new conservation plan for the Merrimack watershed of NH and MA, of which our own Piscataquog watershed is a key part.
Chris lives in Wilmot with his wife, Katie and two terrific kids. Welcome, Chris!
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It's #100 for PLC!
PLC Now Conserving Woods, Water, and Wildlife on 100 conservation tracts in the Piscataquog region
With longtime partners, the Francestown Land Trust (FLT), the PLC recently announced the creation of a 149-acre conservation area along Brennan Brook in Francestown, the PLC's 100th conservation tract.
The land, formerly owned by John & Diane Schott, will now be known as the Diane and John R. Schott Brennan Falls Reserve after the picturesque cascades that have been a popular destination for hikers throughout Francestown’s history.
Brennan Falls Reserve was protected with the assistance of a $120,000 grant awarded to the PLC by the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Additional funds were received from the Francestown Conservation Commission, the Davis Conservation Fund, Fields Pond Foundation, the McIninch Foundation, and the generosity of several private donors.
"The Brennan Falls Reserve project represents the best of conservation in New Hampshire," stated PLC Executive Director Paula Bellemore.
"Our long-standing partnership with the FLT, which has contributed to the preservation of critical water resources, wildlife habitat and recreational access on thousands of acres across our region, has again allowed us to preserve one of the most significant natural resource areas in our region."
Photo: Pat Nelson, Francestown