Green Woodlands is a multi generational family organization with a goal of preserving a little piece of nature for many future generations. Through our foundation our primary activities are wildlife management and environmental research and education, historical preservation, and activities that get people out into the woods such as cross country skiing and mountain biking. We currently have land under forest management in the towns of Lyme, Dorchester, Orford and Wentworth, New Hampshire. The property has eight remote ponds with the largest being Cummins Pond at approximately 160 acres.
Mountain Bike Trails as of 8/11/19 click to enlarge, file is large so it may take time to load
Cross Country Ski Trails Winter 2020 click to enlarge, file is large so it may take time to load
Green Woodlands Foundation is a Private Family Operating Foundtion. One of our goals in fostering land and wildlife conservation is to connect people to nature through healthy outdoor community experiences. Through positive outdoor experiences, we gain an understanding of the importance environmental preservation has on our individual lives and on society. This "getting it" is not just reading about nature but experiencing it so that it penetrates much more of our being than just the frontal lobes of our brain.
Through experience like mountain biking, which we currently support 70 miles of trails with half being machine built single track and cross country skiing which we groom over 50 kilometers of trails we gain a deeper connection and appreciation of what nature provides us. These trails are designed for the whole family to enjoy.
The other purpose of this web site is to document the steps in the concept, design, decision making, building and ongoing maintenance of an environmentally sound house. The "Barn/House Project" is located near Cummins Pond in Dorchester, NH. Our desire is to demonstrate a "Green" building that can be used as a model for people not wanting to abandon modern conveniences while still living a "sustainable" lifestyle.
The resources we as people use to put a roof over our heads have a dramatic effect on our environment. By utilizing renewable resources in the Barn House construction, maintenance and as a main power source we will be reducing our "carbon impact" on the environment.
The Barn House allows us to host our events and organizations that have a similar mission.