A hundred years ago, on March 1, 1911, Congress passed the Weeks Act, which created the National Forests. To help commemorate this event, Plymouth State created a display that explains why it was done, and how John W. Weeks managed to get it passed in Congress. We printed these posters, which are travelling around the state as part of the celebration. They will reside permanently at the US Forest Service visitor’s center in Campton. We printed the banners hanging there, and are pleased that some more of our work will soon be shown there.
A hundred years ago, the North Country of New Hampshire was literally being logged to death. Today, it is a vibrant working forest, and a recreational jewel. There are over 1100 miles of hiking trails, a dozen large ski areas, and campgrounds galore. It also supports a sizeable timber and paper industry. That was the design of the national forests- to allow managed forestry and recreation to exist side by side.
It works. We think we are pretty lucky to live here!