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The Lake Tarleton Coalition

Lake Tarleton NH - A Spectacular Treasure Threatened by Proposed Logging Project

Thanks to those who sent Comments to the Forest Service!
YOU CAN STILL HELP BY SIGNING OUR PETITION HERE

Lake Tarleton, one of the LARGEST lakes in the White Mountain National Forest, and its surrounding forest is a unique pristine mountain region that supports 4-season recreation and a thriving wildlife habitat.  It has two public accesses - a beach for summer beachgoers and a boat ramp for summer and winter activities. People in kayaks, canoes, and small recreational boats come to enjoy this jewel of NH, currently free of invasive aquatic species. The trail along the water’s edge passes through a lush maturing forest enjoyed by thousands of hikers and campers. 

 

The lake and its forest are now threatened. There is a proposal by the WMNF to log 880 acres and extract 5-million board-feet of lumber, mostly around Lake Tarleton and sister Lake Katherine. Much of this is on wet slopes that serve as the watershed for Lake Tarleton. Once cut, the forest will be vulnerable to invasive species, which will then be treated with herbicides. The cutting will be done within 100-feet of the lake’s shoreline where much of the hiking trail passes through.


ACTION ALERT - Sign our Petition HERE


Additional ways to help:

  1. Contact the National Forest Service and local politicians directly:

  2. If you have not signed our petition, please take a moment and sign HERE

  3. Learn about the project:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56394

  4. SPREAD THE WORD!
     

"The temporal scope for indirect effects is on the order of several decades to centuries because that is how long it can take for forested stands to provide similar habitat structure post-harvest compared to pre-harvest."

IN THE NEWS

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Valley News
To Log or Not to Log?Feature article
December 10, 2021

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Concord Monitor, Op-Ed
My Turn: A Threatened Natural Treasure

February 25, 2022

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www.InDepthNH.org
Op-Ed: Support the Lake Tarleton Coalition
March 8, 2022

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Valley New
Forest Service Pressing Ahead with Logging Around Lake
April 28, 2022

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Union Leader, Op-Ed
Designate Lake Tarleton-Webster Slide a Scenic Area

April 28, 2022

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Sign our Online Petition

Contact Us

Thanks for submitting!

Lake Tarleton, Piermont NH 03779
laketarletoncoalition@gmail.com