Areson Celebration

June 19th, 2018
256 Tucker Hill Road

Join UVLT Board and Staff to say Thank You to the Areson Family for their generous gift of land. Their 231 acre property in Norwich is being conveyed to UVLT to own and manage. The property is used regularly by Bragg Hill Road residents for recreation and is a great resource for the town. We will be holding a small reception with some of the Areson Family at the home of Jenny and Stan Williams followed by a moderately difficult hike onto the Burton Woods Road portion of the property. Join us for the reception, the hike, or both!

Film: Negotiating with Nature

June 22, 2018
6:00 pm
Community Auditorium at Mascoma Regional High School
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students

UVLT will be sponsoring a showing of the film ‘Negotiating with Nature’ by local filmmaker Stefan van Norden. The film “examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives from many perspectives. In a high tech world that is increasingly urban, gardens play a critical role as we navigate the transition into a sustainable future through stewardship of the land. This timely film explores how both rural and urban gardens hold an important place on our planet.”

Click here and here to learn more about the movie.

Hike at Ticknor Woodlands

June 28th, 2018

Join UVLT and Jim Kennedy for a short hike around Ticknor Woodlands. We will mainly be focusing on the wet area that will be restored later this summer. More information TBA.

Jim Kennedy, a Landscape Architect and Wetland Biologist said, “The City of Lebanon recently received a permit from NHDES to establish a vernal pool area on the Ticknor Woodlands parcel. The site is in an old borrow pit, where UVLT discovered wood frog egg masses in the wheel ruts of an old work road in a wetland at the base of a steep hill. Since the site already has a breeding population, and since the hydrology is there,  we will create a new vernal area by turning the work road into a trail, re-routing it and deepening the pool area. Add some muck, sticks and stones, and we may attract more wood frogs and maybe some spotted salamanders. We will also be cleaning up the old pit, removing years of trash, and keeping the brushy habitat for a wildlife opening.”