Chamberlain Springs, situated on Sunny Slope Farm in Alton, NH, is at the heart of a plan to significantly increase the wildlife acreage in this area of New Hampshire.
It is our goal to benefit all the inhabitants (two-legged, four-legged, winged, finned and leafed) of this beautiful region of New Hampshire. It is our intention, within three years of the beginning of production, to put 265 acres of the nearly 300 acres of Sunny Slope Farm into conservation easement. It is our trust that several of our immediate abutters will likewise be putting their properties into a similar easement.
As we pursued our large groundwater extraction permit, we were continually in discussions with our local neighbors and the Alton Conservation Commission regarding a plan for a Conservation Easement. Bounded by New Hampshire Fish & Game on the east, the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) to the north, and several other privately-owned large acreage properties, if we are successful this plan will create, in effect, a 3000 acre wildlife corridor.
Jeff Littleton, an Ecological Scientist, and owner of Moosewood Ecological Services, conducted a Natural Resources Inventory for the entirety of Phase Two of the project.
Mr. Littleton is a forest and wetlands ecologist, having more than 12 years of experience in ecological and biological field studies and environmental education. He specializes in Natural Resource/Biological Inventory and Monitoring, Ecological Research and Management, Habitat Assessments, Conservation Planning, and Education.
He has testified at several public hearings that Sunny Slope Farm is the keystone in what would be the equivalent of a 3000-acre wildlife corridor if Chamberlain Springs and its neighbors are successful in their intentions to place their land in conservation. He has also testified that protecting this wildlife corridor would have Northeast regional impact.
is a lovely 200 year-old, four-season family farm located on an old country road in the very heart of the Lakes Region of NH. The big white house, big red barn and big white stable sit at the bottom of a hayfield on 282 lovely acres that are traversed by miles of hiking, riding and cross-country ski trails that meander through fields & woodlands, over brooks and past a wild beaver pond. more