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  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center (TMCC) was founded by Barbara Rockwell Henry and David Henry.
  • Tin Mountain offered environmental education classes for about 80 students in both Jackson and Bartlett schools.
  • David Brooks was hired as Tin Mountain's first Executive Director.


  • Tin Mountain Field Station built on Barbara and David’s land on Tin Mine Road in Jackson.
  • Designed by Barbara, the facility is still today used as a seasonal classroom and for Jackson's Day Camp.


  • A total of 11 Community Nature Programs were presented
  • First Newsletter published.
  • Students from Madison Elementary School and John Fuller School enjoyed Environmental Education classes with Tin Mountain..


  • Education Director, Lori Jean Kinsey joined Tin Mountain as the first full-time staff member.


  • Tin Mountain purchased its first computer.


  • Tin Mountain offered its first summer day camp in Jackson with 30 campers.
  • Original Tin Mountain T-shirt was designed.
  • Living River curriculum developed, which coincided with the Wild Cat River attaining Wild & Scenic status; precursor to lessons in today’s Project KITE (Kids in the Environment).


  • Inaugural First Season Benefit Dinner/Auction held.
  • Richard Thompson-Tucker named Executive Director.


  • Explorers' Camp was established for older campers.


  • 100th Community Nature Program presented.
  • South Tamworth Day Camp established.
  • Tin Mountain participated in the Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count for the first time.


  • Outdoor Learning Guide by Ned Beecher was published.
  • Tin Mountain was contracted by Conway to present recycling education programs in area schools to aid in mandatory town recycling.
  • Mountains Week curriculum was developed with the Pine Tree School, which later became part of Project KITE.


  • Tin Mountain lost two strong advocates: Founder Barbara Rockwell Henry and past Board Chair Jody Longnecker passed away.
  • Tin Mountain became the organizer and beneficiary of the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (MWARBH).


  • Forests for the Future program was developed for Kennett High School.
  • Environmental Education programs were expanded to include Fryeburg area schools in Maine (MSAD 72).


  • Project KITE (Kids in the Environment) was developed for grades K-8.
  • L.L. Bean became program sponsor of the Community Nature Program Series.


  • Joel Rhymer named Executive Director.


  • Fryeburg Day Camp was established with the camp building constructed by volunteers.


  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center had its first display at the Fryeburg Fair.


  • Suzy Engler, dedicated Administrative Assistant and friend of Tin Mountain, passed away.


  • Michael Cline named Executive Director.
  • First Annual Meeting Festival was held for TMCC members.
  • Suzy Engler Camp Scholarship Endowment was established.


  • Forest Ecology and Management Primer by Michael Cline published.
  • Tin Mountain completed "Assessment of Terrestrial Biodiversity in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Region" for the WMNF Forest Plan revision.


  • Tin Mountain and the Mount Washington Valley Community Supported Agriculture program together founded the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.
  • Search began for a permanent site as a home for Tin Mountain Conservation Center.
  • Pick-up truck purchased for Tin Mountain Conservation Center.
  • A Teacher’s Guide to the Mountains of New Hampshire published by TMCC, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Mt. Washington Observatory.
  • Mt. Washington Century Bicycle Ride was established as a fund-raiser for Tin Mountain.


  • Tin Mountain purchased 98 acres on Bald Hill in Albany, NH for a new home.


  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center received a grant to purchase binoculars and 70+ pairs of new snowshoes 
  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center provided a variety of Nature programs for the Gibson Center for Senior Services.


  • Grant from New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) provided funds to restore the barn and offset the purchase of the land on Bald Hill.
  • Capital Campaign launched to raise money for the construction of the Nature Learning Center.


  • Groundbreaking to begin the construction of the 8500 sq.ft. Nature Learning Center .
  • Camp Susan Curtis and TMCC team up for overnight programs with Molly Ockett Middle School 8th Graders and other schools.


  • Tin Mountain's 8,500 sq. ft, energy efficient Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill was completed and occupied.
  • Tin Mountain purchased 1,200 acres of timberland in Conway thanks to a private donation.
  • Forty acres adjacent to Center with mountain-laurel and rare plants was purchased with a portion of LCHIP funds.


  • New programs launched, including Eco-Forum, Adult Nature Courses, Nature Nuts, and Wednesday Evening Walks & Talks.


  • Bald Hill Bird survey and 1st Annual Bio-Blitz were completed solidifying the Research pillar of Tin Mountain's mission
  • Stoney Morrell Boardwalk established in the Rockwell Sanctuary on Bald Hill Road.
  • Tin Mountain offered environmental education programs in 16 schools reaching approximately 5,000 students during the academic year.
  • 25 sessions of camp were offered welcoming nearly 300 children.
  • Tin Mountain completes its 20th Annual North Conway Christmas Bird Count 
  • Education Director, Lori Kinsey, received an LL Bean Outdoor Hero Award


  • Tin Mountain recevied several grants for Trout Habitat Restoration Project
  • Tin Mountain environmental education programs expand northward to include both the Gorham and Berlin schools


  • Initiated the Naturalist Certification Program
  • Formalized the internship program and hosted 4 summer interns
  • Tin Mountain’s first multi-day Nature Program traveled to Hawk Mountain, PA
  • Volunteer Morning Coffee Break initiated


  • Tin Mountain Renewable Energy Initiative (TMREI) is launched to install solar hot water units on local homes
  • Tin Mountain offers the first environmental education programs for children who are Homeschooled
  • First native plant sale  was held at Annual Meeting
  • Bobcat Trail was constructed on Rockwell Sanctuary


  • Fundraising to build the intern cabin began
  • Tin Mountain began working with the Maine Environmental Science Academy on a weekly basis


  • Groundbreaking and construction for the intern cabin began


  • Resident Bird Project, to conduct year-round avian studies, began.


  • Construction of the intern cabin completed
  • NRCS project in the Beebe River watershed to restore eastern brook trout habitat began 


  • Bird Society  for TMCC members who enjoy birding launched 
  • Shrubs of the Northern New England Forest was published
  • Summer camp registration moved online


  • Executive Director Michael Cline passed away
  • TMREI merges with MWV Citizens for an Energy Efficient Community to become Tin Mountain Energy Team
  • Lori Kinsey named Executive Director


  • Tin Mountain hosts its 30th annual North Conway area Christmas Bird Count
  • Installed a public electric vehicle charging station
  • Tin Mountain  received funds to expand its research program
  • Purchased 91 acres in Albany abutting current land to create the Dr. Michael Cline Memorial Forest


  • Monthly environmental book club began
  • The Barbara Rockwell Henry Legacy Society was established to encourage legacy gifts


  • Tin Mountain hosted the first ever virtual summer camp due to the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Tin Mountain celebrated its 40 anniversary
  • Tin Mountain’s barn turns 200! (and looks great for its age)
  • TMCC Building closes due to COVID. 
  • Summer camp and MWARBH canceled due to COVID.
  • First Season Dinner was cancelled and the Auction moved online due to COVID
  • Planting Seeds for the next 40 years Capital Campaign was launched


  • The Capital Campaign raised $1.3 million to purchase an additional 73 acres of land for an accessible nature trail, construct a natural playscape, pay off the existing mortgage and build a new storage barn (to free up the architecturally significant barn for programs and rentals)  
  • Started construction of the Accessible Nature Trail and built the Kendall C. and Anna Ham Foundation post and beam pavilion


  • Completed the 1.2 mile Accessible Nature Trail and hosted a grand opening celebration for donors, members and friends.