WALPOLE, N.H. — The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) continues efforts to support best forestry management practices, as well as water and wildlife protection through their Skidder Bridge Initiative. Since 2012, skidder bridges have been made available to loggers, foresters, and other landowners and managers through a CCCD rental program in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension.
This year, the CCCD will auction off their newly built skidder bridge constructed by Long View Forest of Westminster, VT. The CCCD purchased all the materials for the build and Long View Forest generously donated the time of their staff to construct the three panels that make up the skidder bridge. Long View is a company that offers a complete range of services, that focus on forest management, woodland services, and contracting, to forest owners interested in an active approach to caring for their land. Much like the CCCD, Long View is a company that values good stewardship and management of natural resources.
The bridge being auctioned is based on the Heavy Duty Design, there are three panels and each are 4×20’, and the timber’s size is 6”x10”x20’ Hemlock. To participate in this auction, place your bid online between August 1st and October 31st at: https://tinyurl.com/2ycmxu9k
The winning bidder will be responsible for transportation of the skidder bridge from Long View Forest in Westminster, VT.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole, NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or email at amanda@cheshireconservation.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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