Friday, July 30, 2010

Pisgah State Park plan sparks concern; Brattleboro Reformer

By CHRIS GAROFOLO / Reformer Staff

HINSDALE, N.H. -- In what has become almost a daily afternoon trek, Jeffrey Scott stops in the trail head parking lot at Kilburn Pond right in the middle of Pisgah State Park.

Scott, a resident of Spofford and organizer with Defenders of Pisgah, puts a note under the windshields of all the vehicles in the lot, requesting the assistance from all hikers, naturalists and park enthusiasts to lobby the forests division to amend a proposed management plan for the New Hampshire' largest state park.

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...The Division of Forests and Lands, a branch of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, is soliciting public input on the Pisgah Management Plan. The plan is accessible at the division's website --

...Residents concerned about the future of the park may send their comments to the forests and lands division before Aug. 5.

...The address is the following: Pisgah State Park Management Plan, to director, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, P.O. Box 1856, Concord, N.H. 03302-1856, or e-mail comments to

...Friends of Pisgah will also host a story circle on Tuesday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hinsdale Community Center for locals to share their memories and hopes about the park's future.

...For more information, contact Powell at 603-336-7479 or via e-mail at