On a sunny morning in June, a group of Tuckerman’s Brewing Company staff, located in Conway, New Hampshire, gathered on the Boulder Loop Trail in the White Mountain National Forest for their first trail work opportunity with Recreational Trails Manager Cristin Bailey and the Saco Ranger District. The brewery recently adopted the trail as part of the Forest Service’s “Adopt a Trail” program which provides volunteers an opportunity to conduct essential maintenance such as digging water bars, cutting brush, and clearing blowdowns on assigned trails. The 2.9-mile Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail is located off of the Kancamagus Highway, and the trail passes through boulder fields and various forest types. At its highest point, the trail takes you to 1,000 feet of elevation with ledges that offer spectacular views of the Passaconaway Valley.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF), a nonprofit partner of the U.S Forest Service, helped coordinate this partnership between the brewery and the forest service, matching Tuckerman’s commitment to the Mount Washington Valley community and nature with the forest’s openings in the Adopt a Trail Program.
Not only is Tuckerman’s invested in the constellation of recreational opportunities in the region provided by the forest, but they also recognize the critical role that National Forests play in providing clean water, which is a crucial component of high-quality beer. The White Mountain National Forest continuously restores and revitalizes vast water resources, including 12,000 acres of wetlands, 4,750 miles of streams, 67 lakes, and 35 watersheds. Tuckerman’s support illustrates a great example of local businesses' power in our community.
To learn more about the variety of volunteer opportunities across the forest, please visit the White Mountain National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/whitemountain/workingtogether/volunteering
For more information about partnership opportunities or donations, please get in touch with Sarah Stanley, National Forest Foundation’s New England Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.nationalforests.org