Located in Milton NH, Jones lot is 322 acres in size. This land was gifted to the University by the Jones family. A companion parcel, which includes the site of the New Hampshire Farm Museum, was gifted to SPNHF at the same time.
This property has been used extensively over the past by forestry classes for management exercises. The variation in vegetative makeup and terrain make it ideal for educational study and for wildlife habitat management. A family of northern goshawks has been sighted on this property and it has been identified as a potential nesting site. The extensive frontage on the Jones river creates interesting potential sites for research and undergraduate class visitation. This lot is periodically harvested as part of UNH’s sustainable timber harvesting program. The last commercial harvest performed on this property was in 1987.
This property is multi-use so is open to the public for most forms of non-motorized recreation including hunting, fishing and all forms of pedestrian traffic.