Branch Hill, Milton Mills, NH
Land conservation is vital to foxhunting. It is a central tenant of both the MFHA and the Wentworth Hunt Club. Throughout the year, we work closely with various conservation groups to help preserve open land for equestrian and foxhunting use. The majority of our territories leverage conservation easements from land trusts and conservation organizations. Without their work, our hunt would cease to have open land over which to follow hounds. Conservation is vital to the future of not just Wentworth Hunt, but foxhunting in general.
We continue to work with and donate to the following land trusts and conservation groups:
- Bear-Paw Regional Greenways
- Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG)
- Society for the Protection of NH Forests
- Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELTNH)
How We Help
Every year, Wentworth Hunt hosts a Conservation Hunter Pace in August, devoting part of the proceeds to conservation groups.
Convervation Hunter Pace at Fine Nest Farm, Raymond, NH
Our members have donated their time at fund-raising events, such as MMRG’s annual “Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival” and the “Explore Powder Major” community event, hosted by SPNHF, in October 2016. Hunt members helped cleanup the historic John DeMeritt cemetery and performed other trail maintenance and mowing for our conservation groups.
Additionally, we work closely with the New Hampshire Horse Council to collectively work to keep land open and be good stewards of the conservation land so equestrian use will be allowed.
How You Can Help
As you look for end of year charitable contribution options, there are two active conservation efforts that need your consideration:
- The Society for the Protection of NH Forests has successfully conserved Powder Major Farm that is part of our Tuckaway Farm and kennel territory. They still need donations for trail upgrades and territory maintenance.
- Southeast Land Trust is trying to protect Kennard Hill, part of the Harvey land and less than half a mile from our Fine Nest territory. They need to raise the final $35,000 by Dec 31.