Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

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Wetlands flood recovery update as of March 2021

Hello Forest members, guests and all Wetlands fans! by Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship We wanted to share a quick update on the progress on the flood reconstruction efforts happening in the Wetlands and an updated timeline on completion. Construction in the Wetlands was delayed by the deep snow…

Fontenelle Forest Announces Executive Leadership Change

Fontenelle Forest (the Forest) announces today that Merica Whitehall, Executive Director, has resigned. The board of directors would like to thank Whitehall for her nearly five years of service as the Executive Director at the Forest. Under Whitehall’s leadership, a long-term master plan and a short-term strategic plan was developed. These…

Fontenelle Forest firewood is now for sale!

Fontenelle Forest firewood is now for sale! There is a new way to support Fontenelle Forest by purchasing something that many of you may already buy. If you have a fireplace, go camping, or have a fire pit for the back yard, please consider buying your firewood at Fontenelle Forest….

World Soil Day is December 5th

by Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” #WorldSoilDay How often do you think about soil? I mean, REALLY consider soil? And how it differs from dirt? One of the things we stress in our education programs is that soil is very different…

TRAILS CLOSED DECEMBER 7-10 FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 7 – 10 (MON-THURS) FOR A FOUR-DAY MANAGED DEER HUNT Monday through Thursday all Fontenelle Forest trails will be closed for a managed deer hunt. There will be NO fob access. The Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Raptor Woodland Refuge will be closed…

National Take a Hike Day is Nov 17

–By Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research What better day to take a hike than on National Take a Hike Day, November 17! At Fontenelle Forest, hiking is an integral part of the experience we offer. With 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of maintained trails, there…

Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research

Photo above: Ann Hosford, President-elect of the Loveland Garden Club (right) presents a Club Conservation Commendation from The Garden Club of America to Fontenelle Forest Executive Director, Merica Whitehall (left). Fontenelle Forest receives commendation from The Garden Club of America in recognition of a century of conservation, education and research…

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