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New Hampshire’s 2024-2028 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Management Plan (SCORP).

By: State of NH Parks Community Recreation Bureau To help create the SCORP, we worked with UNH’s Recreation Management and Policy program (https://www.facebook.com/unhrmp/) to survey thousands of NH outdoor recreationalists and every day this week, we’re going to share with you a different priority area they helped identify. 1. A recent example of “The Recreation […]

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In Search of a More Equitable Thanksgiving

Joy Wetzel, SCA Interpretive Ranger As Thanksgiving once again approaches to usher in the holiday season, disputes regarding the ethics of Thanksgiving are sure to resurface. Giving thanks is not an intrinsically political act, nor is it strictly American. Harvest festivities are practiced around the world. For instance, the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival has a millennia-long […]

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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Kiley Cruse, SCA Field Crew Member What is Wildlife Rehabilitation? Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and care of injured, orphaned, or sick wild animals with the intent to release them back to the wild. On occasion the rescued animal will be unable to be released, in these cases the licensed wildlife rehabilitator will keep and […]

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New Hampshire State Symbols

David Bailey, SCA Interpretive Ranger A state symbol can hold great meaning to a state. Many of them are chosen because they represent unusual and interesting items found within the state. New Hampshire is no different. As an Interpretive Ranger one of my more popular programs involve talking about some of these symbols. Here are […]

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An Artist’s Look at Mount Monadnock

Joy Wetzel, SCA Interpretive Ranger For centuries, Mount Monadnock has served as a source of inspiration for countless artists and writers. These creatives can encourage us to see the mountain with a renewed sense of wonder. Today we will be exploring some of the most famous individuals who interpreted one of New Hampshire’s most popular […]

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How Wildfires Impact Us At Home

SCA Interpretive Ranger Dan  Wildfires are nothing new to the United States or even the world. They are something that humans have been dealing with for as long as we have been a species. In fact, many Native American nations/groups used controlled burns to lessen the impact of wildfires allowing for the environment to recover […]

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Hibernation, Migration, and More; How Animals Survive Winter in New Hampshire.

Rebecca Durinick, SCA Interpretive Ranger Come winter time, animals only have a couple strategies to deal with the cold. The three main methods are to leave (migrate), sleep (hibernate), and adapt (metabolism, insulation, etc.). In this blog post, we will discuss some of the costs and benefits of these strategies. New Hampshire has a range […]

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A History of Fire Towers

Rebecca Durinick, SCA Interpretive Ranger Fire towers have been longstanding landmarks among the New Hampshire mountain skyline. For over a hundred years many of these towers have provided essential fire prevention. Over time their usefulness has declined, but the still existing towers are used to this day. All of the fire towers have spectacular views […]

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Birds of Monadnock State Park

Dan Guider, SCA Interpretive Ranger As an interpretive ranger at Monadnock State Park a big part of my job is hiking up the mountain. Doing this for a whole season may get repetitive at some points but something that always keeps things interesting for me is the wildlife I get to observe here.  You can […]

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