Conservation Commission: Critical Issues

This is the third blog in a series, if you haven’t already, check out the other Conservation Commission blogs: Meet Member Brett Gagnon and Brett’s Experience. What are the most critical issues facing conservation efforts in the next 3 years?  Most of the issues facing conservation efforts, both locally and globally boil down to sustainability. […]


If You’re Lucky Enough to be at the Lake

I remember staying at a cabin in the White Mountains a few years ago that had a cute little sign in the entryway that read, “if you’re lucky enough to be in the mountains, you’re lucky enough.” I remember smiling at that sign and thinking, you know, you’re probably right. Even after living in the […]


Conservation Commission: Brett’s Experience

This is the second blog in a series, if you haven’t already, check out the other Conservation Commission blog: Meet Member Brett Gagnon. Why is it important to have younger members on the Conservation Commission?  Like many groups, organizations and teams its always helpful to have the most diverse array of members. The old saying […]

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Doing Good NH with Katie Barnfield

This week I spoke with Katie Barnfield of Hampstead. Katie is a special education teacher in Concord, and the President and Founder of Aubrielle’s Hope, a non-profit that provides financial aid to NH families who lose a child five years and younger.  Katie was born and raised in Londonderry, and although not a huge fan […]

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A Map That Tells A Story

Welcome back to the series, Housing Solutions for Rural New Hampshire. Here you’ll find practical advice for how New Hampshire’s smaller, more rural communities can be part of the solution. In case you missed it, here’s part one of the series. A couple months ago, I wrote about missing middle housing. In case you missed […]


Conservation Commission: Meet Member Brett Gagnon

The state’s natural environment and many outdoor recreational amenities are a magnet for young people. Stay Work Play supports measures to protect these irreplaceable natural and recreational amenities and the economic benefits they make possible. New Hampshire puts forth legislation to conserve the environment; the 2020 Outdoor Recreation Legislation describes some of what is happening […]