In June 2014, after attending a forest management course at Antioch University New England, a local resident donated to the school 74 acres of forest for future students to enjoy and use for research projects.
Located 30 minutes north of Keene in Langdon, NH the forest is a mix of hardwoods and softwoods identified as hemlock-beech-oak-pine community in multiple age classes from earth to late succession. On the property, one can also find bedrock outcroppings, seeps, streams, a two-acre pond and a one-and-a-half acre hemlock-cinnamon fern swamp with two vernal pools. There are three one-acre wildlife openings with plans to maintain them.
A total of 67 species have been found at Glover’s Ledge, the majority birds, but surveys are only just beginning. Glover’s Ledge provides research and recreation opportunities for all members of the Antioch community.
There are many opportunities for use on the property:
- Invasive species assessment and management
- Raptor monitoring and study and snag inventory
- Vernal pool research
- Wildlife and vegetation inventories
- Outreach and education projects
- Exhibit design and interpretive trail work
- Venue for meetings, personal reflection
- And more…