Hazen Union Town Forest and Buffalo Mountain Town Forest

Hardwick has two town forests. One has a long history as an outdoor classroom and experimental learning laboratory for high school students, but is now experincing growing local interest in it’s recreation offerings, which is creating some challenges. Conversely, just down the road, a newly acquired town forest is experiencing limited use. Hardwick is seeking help to define a vision and develop a policy that identifies appropriate and sustainable use for each parcel. The community recognizes the need for planning to make informed decisions, as well as the need to invest in additional infrastructure to support sustainable use of their town forests that reflects their community values.  

Hardwick's Town Forest Maps: 

Base, Context, Natural Resources

Visioning Board

Community Meetings and Project Timeline:

January 24, 2018 - Town Forest Public Visioning Open House 

July 17, 2018 - Draft Plan Presentation to Community

September 2018 - Presentation of Final Plan to Community

Town Contact: Eric Remick