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Community Forest Trail Work Days!

Grab your work gloves and join the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust out on the 840-acre Cooley-Jericho Community Forest. We’re going to start building trails with guidance from the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).

A forest for all, the purpose of the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest is to provide multi-recreational trail uses, wildlife habitat, and encourage people to have fun outside and learn about nature.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, we will meet at the end of Trumpet Round Road in Sugar Hill and walk into the Forest. We’ll meet and 8:30 a.m. and be done by 3 p.m., rain or shine.

These work days will include training on the best techniques for trail design and building. AMC trails staff will lead the training. We will be extending a trail that Lisbon High School PAWS students began in May.

This is the first trail blazing on the Community Forest after over a year of planning. All skill levels are welcome – we have a lot of trail to clear!

Brushing, side hilling, reverse grades, drainage dips, and stump removal are skills and techniques that AMC trail leaders will be using. Tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite saw or clippers.

Please wear work boots or hiking boots and clothes that can stand up to brambles and mud. Bring a brown bag lunch, water, bug dope, and work gloves. Children are welcome to attend with an adult.

If you have any questions, please call ACT Outreach Coordinator Lianna Lee at (603) 823-7777 or e-mail her at Cancellation in case of horrid weather can be found on this website.


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