Timber harvests in New Hampshire SP leave enviros wondering if intent of LWCF is being violated
Pisgah State Park is a 13,668-acre woodland that stretches across Chesterfield, Winchester and Hinsdale, with most of the acreage, 8,320, in Winchester. It opened to the public in 1972 and was established with funding from the state and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, which was established by Congress in 1964 "to safeguard our natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans."
According to the application for funds filed in 1968, the acquisition of land for what was then termed "Southwestern State Park" was for the purpose of "establishing a new multi-purpose state park." At the time, the area was known as the Pisgah Wilderness.