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COMMUNITY FOREST


The Organizations:


Together in collaboration Mahoosuc Pathways, The Trust for Public Land and the Northern Forest Center, along with strong support from the Town of Bethel and area citizens, are working towards the creation of the 978 acre Bethel Community Forest.


The Vision and Land:

  • Provide clean and clear access to the Bingham Forest.
  • Be owned in fee by Mahoosuc Pathways on behalf of the community.
  • Create a 3,600 acre tapestry of conserved land between Bethel and the peaks of Sunday River.
  • Create great potential for recreational trail connectivity.
  • Create community possibilities for outdoor education, recreation, health and wellness.
  • Protect local snowmobile trail #13.
  • Protect feeder streams to Chapman Brook and the Androscoggin River.
  • Protect one of the most productive deer wintering areas in the state.
  • Protect traditional hunting lands.
  • Provide opportunity for inclusive input from all people who live, work and play here.
  • Protect the viewshed, water resources, historic lands and roads of Bethel.
  • Realize benefits for the citizens of Bethel and the surrounding communities.
  • Serve as the largest conservation project within Bethel town limits.


Involvement

Planning Committee:

The Community Forest, through the efforts of a planning committee comprised of Bethel area residents, will reflect local values and help strengthen engagement.

We encourage you to become part of this collaboration by attending one or more of these public meetings. They are held Tuesday evenings at The Gem Theater in Bethel at 5:30pm on the following dates (more meetings will be added at a later time; please visit our Events page for more information):

  • November 28, January 9, February 27, April 10, May 22


Membership and Donations:

Help us fund the Community Forest project by becoming a member or making a donation. Members choose from four levels of funding, and for those wishing to donate larger amounts we offer a donation page. Other gifting programs include monthly stewardship and appreciated securities. To discuss these options please contact Gabe Perkins at 207.200.8240.



Email Us
info@mahoosucpathways.org

Call Us
Office: 207.200.8240

Address
P.O. Box 572
Bethel | ME 04217

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