Fish, Trees, Sheep and Factories: Environmental Change in NH
“Fish, Trees, Sheep and Factories” is an illustrated environmental history talk of the greater Piscataqua region – Seacoast NH – from the moment of contact between English and Natives until the present. The talk lets listeners better understand why the region looks as it does today, and how it has looked before. At different times, of course, our area has been deeply forested, clear-cut, or grown back, but the “forest” we have today does not look anything like that of the 16th or 17th centuries. At times there were many more sheep than people in southern NH. But few folks today know why the sheep disappeared about the same time that the big brick factories appeared. This lecture explains it all.