Storm Damage on Sanctuary Trails

Posted on November 6, 2017

Storm Report by Phil Brown, Director of Land Management

The powerful wind and rain storm of October 29-30 brought considerable damage to many of NH Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries across the state. This includes many hundreds of trees down across trails, inundation of some trails by floodwaters, and damage to some structures. In parts of the state, such as the North Country, this was the most significant landscape-changing event in many years.

Fallen tree at Brookside Sanctuary, October 2017. Photo by Bob Gray.

Our team of Sanctuary Stewards is working to make favorite trails accessible to the public once again through initial assessments of conditions (and, in many cases, restoration of conditions).

Please bear with us as we undertake the cleanup process, which, in some cases may be a lengthy one. If you would like to report damage or help with the cleanup efforts, please contact Phil Brown, Director of Land Management, at or call (603) 224-9909×334.

Fallen trees cross a trail at Pondicherry Sanctuary, October 2017. Photo by Joanne Jones.

Look to this space again for an update on conditions as we get a better handle on trails cleared.

Thank you for your patience, and for your support of NH Audubon.