Tin Mountain Conservation Center

donnadolan@tinmountain.org
Telephone: (603) 447-6991 x. 12
Toll Free: (603) 447-6991

Mailing Address:
1245 Bald Hill rRoad
Albany, NH 03818

Physical Address:
1245 Bald Hill Road
Albany, NH o3818

About Tin Mountain Conservation Center

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a non-profit environmental organization governed by an active Board of Trustees. A professional staff provides hands-on, year-round environmental education programming throughout the greater Mt. Washington Valley and western Maine. In 2006, a permanent home for Tin Mountain Conservation Center was built on Bald Hill in Albany, NH.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Mission:
“To promote an appreciation of the natural environment among children, adults, and families through hands-on programs in the schools, at camps, and in the community
and to demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, research, sustainable forestry, agriculture, and energy.”

Amenities

Nature Learning Center, Community Nature Programs, Intern Research Programs, school programs, summer and winter camps, natural science library, year-round hiking trails, private function rentals-including wedding and many volunteer opportunities. Three major fundraising events, Mt Washington Hillclimb, Mount Washington Century Ride and First Season Dinner Auction and bimonthly Environmental Trivia.

 

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Events

EcoForum - Dragonflies of NH July 12, 2018
EcoForum: Dragonflies of NH

Thurs, July 12, 12-1 PM & Field Program 1:30-4 PM
Nature Learning Center @Tin Mountain Conservation Center

Dr. Pamela Hunt, NH Audubon, will provide an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, and show some of NH’s notable species. Following the indoor presentation, join Pam for an exploration around Tin Mountain’s pond.

https://www.tinmountain.org/event/ecoforum-dragonflies-of-nh/

Location: TCC - Nature Learning Center

Naturalist Lead Boat Cruise July 12, 2018
Naturalist Lead Boat Cruise on Silver Lake
From 4pm until 5:30pm

At Meet at Silver lake Boat Launch on East Shore Drive, Madison

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is teaming up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises on scenic Silver Lake in Madison, NH. The trips will be leave from the town boat launch on East Shore Drive on an 11-passenger pontoon boat and tour the length of the lake.

The Tin Mountain naturalist on board will discuss the natural and cultural history of the area, identify wildlife and ecological features of the landscape, and answer questions. Binoculars will be available on board. Passengers are encouraged to dress appropriately for weather conditions that may change rapidly. We suggest water, sunscreen, hats, and an extra layer.

Dates: 4pm Thursdays July 12, 19, August 2, 23 and 2pm Saturdays September 8, 29

Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Participants must park on the road and not in boat launch spaces.

Price: $25/person, $15/ child 16 and under. $5 discount for Tin Mountain members.
We do not recommend this program for children 5 and under.

Reservations & Cancellations:
Due to the limited space on the cruises, reservations are required. Please call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve your space. Payment must be made at time or reservation.
If the weather conditions are unsafe, Tin Mountain may decide to cancel the trip. If this occurs, reserved passengers will be offered a spot on a subsequent cruise or provided with a refund. If passengers need to cancel, they may do so up to 24 hours in advance and still receive a refund. Passengers who do cancel after this time period or who simply do not show up for the program will not be refunded.
Location: Silver Lake

Tin Mine Exploration July 12, 2018
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Weekly Nature Walks
Tin Mine Exploration
Thursday, July 12, August 2, and August 23, 10 AM-Noon

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for an exploration of the historic 1840s Tin Mine including a small cave and numerous pit mines. The walk will also include information about the geology of the area, including a glacial erratic and a beautiful view of Mount Washington.

The hikes will be led by Tin Mountain Education Staff. The cost for the program is $20/person or $50/family. Children are welcome. Please bring water and a trail snack. Participants will meet at the lower parking lot at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 31 Rockwell Drive, (off of Tin Mine Road), Jackson, NH . Reservations and payment may be made by calling 447-6991. Cash only please for walk in participants.

Location: Tin Mountain Conservation Center - Jackson

Beaver Pond Walk at Bear Paw July 18, 2018
Beaver Pond Walk at Bear Paw
Wed, July 18, 8-10:30 AM

Meet at Maine Visitor Center on Rt 302

Come explore the work of nature’s timber harvester, the beaver, on Tin Mountain’s Bear Paw timberlands. TMCC’s Jotham Oliver will lead participants through working forestlands to look for signs of beavers .

https://www.tinmountain.org/event/beaver-pond-walk-at-bear-paw/
Location: Bear Paw

Pond Exploration July 19, 2018
Pond Exploration
Thursday, July 19, and August 9, 10 AM -Noon

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for a historical hike to a quiet mountain pond nestled in the “back 40” of Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s 223 acres. We will discover the history of the area through the landscape by exploring stonewalls, cellar holes, and old sugar maples and red oak trees. Once we arrive at the pond there will be an opportunity to catch frogs, tadpoles, and macroinvertebrates such as dragonfly nymphs and caddis flies. Pond nets and binoculars included!

The hikes will be led by Tin Mountain Education Staff. The cost for the program is $20/person or $50/family. Children are welcome. Please bring water and a trail snack.

Participants will meet at the lower parking lot at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 31 Rockwell Drive, (off of Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH .

Reservations and payment made be made by calling 447-6991. Cash only please for walk in participants.

Location: TCC - Jackson

Hike to Tin Mountain Summit July 26, 2018
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Weekly Nature Walks
Hike to the Summit of Tin Mountain

Thursday, July 26, and August 16, and August 30, 10 AM -Noon

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for a hike to the summit of Tin Mountain. Many feet before yours have walked these paths through a northern mixed hardwood forest at Tin Mountain. Abenaki Indians, hill farmers, black bear, deer, summer campers, and school groups, have all walked this trail to the summit. At 2,031 feet, there is a scenic vista south looking over the town of Jackson. This is a moderately strenuous hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a trail snack.

The hikes will be led by Tin Mountain Education Staff. The cost for the program is $20/person or $50/family. Children are welcome.

Participants will meet at the lower parking lot at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 31 Rockwell Drive, (off of Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH .

Reservations and payment made be made by calling 447-6991. Cash only please for walk in reservations.

Location: TCC - Jackson

Mount Washington Century Ride July 28, 2018
Mount Washington Century Ride
Sat, July 28, all day

Riders & volunteers wanted!

Call 447-6991 for info.


Location:

Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter August 1, 2018
Author Series:
The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb
Wed, August 1, 7 PM
Nature Learning Center

In a joint venture with White Birch Books Tin Mountain hosts the author series.

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of "Beaver Believers"--including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens--recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world's most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it's about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.

Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, VICE, Audubon Magazine, Modern Farmer, Orion, World Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow.


Location: Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center

Tin Mine Exploration August 2, 2018
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Weekly Nature Walks
Tin Mine Exploration
Thursday, July 12, August 2, and August 23, 10 AM-Noon

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for an exploration of the historic 1840s Tin Mine including a small cave and numerous pit mines. The walk will also include information about the geology of the area, including a glacial erratic and a beautiful view of Mount Washington.

The hikes will be led by Tin Mountain Education Staff. The cost for the program is $20/person or $50/family. Children are welcome. Please bring water and a trail snack. Participants will meet at the lower parking lot at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 31 Rockwell Drive, (off of Tin Mine Road), Jackson, NH . Reservations and payment may be made by calling 447-6991. Cash only please for walk in participants.
Location: Tin Mountain Conservation Center - Jackson

Naturalist Lead Boat Trip August 2, 2018
Naturalist Lead Boat Cruise on Silver Lake
From 4pm until 5:30pm

At Meet at Silver lake Boat Launch on East Shore Drive, Madison

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is teaming up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises on scenic Silver Lake in Madison, NH. The trips will be leave from the town boat launch on East Shore Drive on an 11-passenger pontoon boat and tour the length of the lake.

The Tin Mountain naturalist on board will discuss the natural and cultural history of the area, identify wildlife and ecological features of the landscape, and answer questions. Binoculars will be available on board. Passengers are encouraged to dress appropriately for weather conditions that may change rapidly. We suggest water, sunscreen, hats, and an extra layer.

Dates: 4pm Thursdays July 12, 19, August 2, 23 and 2pm Saturdays September 8, 29

Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Participants must park on the road and not in boat launch spaces.

Price: $25/person, $15/ child 16 and under. $5 discount for Tin Mountain members.
We do not recommend this program for children 5 and under.

Reservations & Cancellations:
Due to the limited space on the cruises, reservations are required. Please call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve your space. Payment must be made at time or reservation.
If the weather conditions are unsafe, Tin Mountain may decide to cancel the trip. If this occurs, reserved passengers will be offered a spot on a subsequent cruise or provided with a refund. If passengers need to cancel, they may do so up to 24 hours in advance and still receive a refund. Passengers who do cancel after this time period or who simply do not show up for the program will not be refunded.
Location: Silver Lake

EcoForum: Summer Research Recap August 9, 2018
EcoForum: Summer Research Recap
Thurs, August 9, 12-1 PM
Nature Learning Center, Albany

What birds utilize the Rockwell Sanctuary as summer breeding ground? How is the brook trout habitat restoration effort progressing? All these questions and more will be answered in our summer summary of seasonal research. Join us for lunch to meet our interns.
Location: Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center, Albany

Pond Exploration August 9, 2018

Tin Mountain Conservation Center Weekly Nature Walks
Pond Exploration
Thursday, July 19, and August 9, 10 AM -Noon

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for a historical hike to a quiet mountain pond nestled in the “back 40” of Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s 223 acres. We will discover the history of the area through the landscape by exploring stonewalls, cellar holes, and old sugar maples and red oak trees. Once we arrive at the pond there will be an opportunity to catch frogs, tadpoles, and macroinvertebrates such as dragonfly nymphs and caddis flies. Pond nets and binoculars included!

The hikes will be led by Tin Mountain Education Staff. The cost for the program is $20/person or $50/family. Children are welcome. Please bring water and a trail snack.

Participants will meet at the lower parking lot at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 31 Rockwell Drive, (off of Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH .

Reservations and payment made be made by calling 447-6991. Cash only please for walk in participants.


Location: TCC - Jackson

Umbagog Canoe Trip August 11, 2018
Umbagog Canoe Trip
Sat, August 11, 6:30 AM-5 PM

Meet at Jackson Historical Society

Ply the waters of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge where loons, bald eagles, osprey, and moose abound. Bring binoculars and a hearty lunch. Use your own canoe/kayak or borrow ours.

Space is limited; Call 603-447-6991 for reservations. $10/person.
Location: Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge

Perseid Meteor Shower Program August 13, 2018
Perseid Meteor Shower Program
Mon, August 13, 7 PM

Chamberlain Farm, Brownfield

Bring a blanket and enjoy nature’s fireworks! The shooting stars of August’s Perseid meteor shower will be on display and best viewed in large open areas.

Call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 for more information.
Location: Chamberlain Farm, Brownfield ME.

Hike to Tin Mountain Summit August 16, 2018
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Weekly Nature Walks
Hike to the Summit of Tin Mountain

Thursday, July 26, and August 16, and August 30, 10 AM -Noon

Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for a hike to the summit of Tin Mountain. Many feet before yours have walked these paths through a northern mixed hardwood forest at Tin Mountain. Abenaki Indians, hill farmers, black bear, deer, summer campers, and school groups, have all walked this trail to the summit. At 2,031 feet, there is a scenic vista south looking over the town of Jackson. This is a moderately strenuous hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a trail snack.

The hikes will be led by Tin Mountain Education Staff. The cost for the program is $20/person or $50/family. Children are welcome.

Participants will meet at the lower parking lot at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 31 Rockwell Drive, (off of Tin Mine Road), in Jackson, NH .

Reservations and payment made be made by calling 447-6991. Cash only please for walk in reservations.

Location: TCC - Jackson

Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb August 18, 2018
Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb
Sat, August 18
Auto Road, Pinkham Notch
Volunteers wanted!

Call 447-6991 for more info.
Location: Auto Road, Pinkham Notch

Hike to Church Pond Bog August 22, 2018
Hike to Church Pond Bog
Thurs, August 22, 9 AM-1 PM

Meet at Downes Brook Trailhead (across Passaconaway Campground)

Church Pond is a beautiful but seldom visited peatland in Albany and Livermore. At over 100-acres it is the largest bog in the WMNF. The round-trip hike is just over two miles and is relatively flat, but does require knee-deep wading across the Swift River twice so bring wading shoes and dry socks. We will have lunch at a knoll topped with red pines overlooking the pond.

For more Information please call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991
Location: Church Pond Bog

Naturalist Lead Boat Cruise September 8, 2018
Naturalist Lead Boat Cruise on Silver Lake
From 2:00 pm until 3:30pm

At Meet at Silver lake Boat Launch on East Shore Drive, Madison

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is teaming up with Fish Nerds Guide Service to offer 90-minute boat cruises on scenic Silver Lake in Madison, NH. The trips will be leave from the town boat launch on East Shore Drive on an 11-passenger pontoon boat and tour the length of the lake.

The Tin Mountain naturalist on board will discuss the natural and cultural history of the area, identify wildlife and ecological features of the landscape, and answer questions. Binoculars will be available on board. Passengers are encouraged to dress appropriately for weather conditions that may change rapidly. We suggest water, sunscreen, hats, and an extra layer.

Dates: 4pm Thursdays July 12, 19, August 2, 23 and 2pm Saturdays September 8, 29

Location: Meet at the Silver Lake Boat Launch on East Shore Road in Silver Lake, NH. Participants must park on the road and not in boat launch spaces.

Price: $25/person, $15/ child 16 and under. $5 discount for Tin Mountain members.
We do not recommend this program for children 5 and under.

Reservations & Cancellations:
Due to the limited space on the cruises, reservations are required. Please call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991 to reserve your space. Payment must be made at time or reservation.
If the weather conditions are unsafe, Tin Mountain may decide to cancel the trip. If this occurs, reserved passengers will be offered a spot on a subsequent cruise or provided with a refund. If passengers need to cancel, they may do so up to 24 hours in advance and still receive a refund. Passengers who do cancel after this time period or who simply do not show up for the program will not be refunded.
Location: Silver Lake

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