Help the Forest Society protect 5,800 acres in Dixville Notch, NH

Help the Forest Society protect 5,800 acres in Dixville Notch, NH

Monday, January 9, 2012

Haas Fund, NHTOA Inspire Others as Balsams Deadline Draws Near

The Forest Society continues to tally contributions to the Save the Balsams Landscape Campaign as they come in via our website, mail and by phone. As of now (end of day Monday, Jan. 9) we are at $745,000, leaving $105,000 to go with less than a week left before the Jan. 15 deadline.
So far we have more than 800 individual donations.
Major gifts that have come in recently include $30,000 from the Thomas W. Haas Fund.
In making the generous donation, Tom Haas said that he hopes it will be one of many contributions the Forest Society will receive in the closing days of the Save the Balsams Landscape campaign, ensuring its success.
"I want to thank Tom not only for his generosity but also for recognizing the statewide importance of the Dixville Notch landscape," said Jane Difley, president/forester of the Forest Society. "The campaign so far has been driven by a remarkable combination of major gifts like that from the Thomas W. Haas Fund and many, many smaller gifts from people all across the state and region."
Also looking to inspire others to donate is the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA), which contributed $1,000 to campaign.
"This gift is to show support for the working forest easement that the Forest Society is putting on this parcel. We hope our gift will inspire other members of the NHTOA and those in the forestry community to support this project" said Ann Davis, president of the NHTOA.
Founded 100 years ago, the NHTOA is a statewide landowner and forest products industry trade association dedicated to maintaining New Hampshire’s working forests.
"This gift comes at an especially significant time for the NHTOA celebrated its centennial in 2011," said Jasen Stock, executive director of the NHTOA. "In 1911, the original owners of the Balsams property were one of the founding members of the NHTOA."

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