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PEREGRINE RESTRICTIONS 2019
« on: May 30, 2019, 09:29:32 PM »
I received this from Chris Martin today:

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Greetings all –
 
Temporary climbing restrictions intended to benefit NH state-listed threatened peregrine falcons are posted at the following five New Hampshire cliff sites in 2019:
 
Cathedral Ledge (north end, right of “Cathedral Roof”, left of “Diedre”) in Bartlett, NH
Frankenstein Cliff (front/lower cliff) in Harts Location, NH
Holts Ledge (near clifftop overlook) in Lyme, NH
Rumney Rocks (Main Cliff, 2nd pitches) in Rumney, NH
Woodchuck Ledge (right half of cliff) in Albany, NH
 
Peregrines are also present at roughly a dozen additional NH cliffs where no closures have been posted because recreational use and repeated disturbance risk is believed to be minimal.
 
Climbers who encounter aggressive falcons during any climb at a NH cliff are advised to alter their climbing plan, and to please report the incident to NH Audubon or NH Fish & Game. 
 
All posted areas will be reopened by August 1.
 
- Chris
 
Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
cmartin@nhaudubon.org
 
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Re: PEREGRINE RESTRICTIONS 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 11:57:46 AM »
PEREGRINE RESTRICTIONS - UPDATED:
Here's a brief update on temporary climbing restrictions for state-listed threatened Peregrine Falcons in NH:

Closure no longer in effect and signs removed for Main Cliff (2nd pitches) at Rumney Rocks Falcons have abandoned their nesting attempt near top of Iron Man Wall.

Closure now in effect for Snakeskin Wall and Tsunami Wall in Kinsman Notch Falcons are raising young on Tsunami Wall and defending both of these adjacent rock faces. Signs placed at Rte 112 trailhead 0.7 mi north of Beaver Pond.

Closures also continue in effect at:
Cathedral Ledge (north end, right of Cathedral Roof, left of Diedre) in Bartlett, NH Frankenstein Cliff (front/lower cliff) in Harts Location, NH
Holts Ledge (near clifftop overlook) in Lyme, NH
Woodchuck Ledge (right half of cliff) in Albany, NH

All posted areas will be reopened by August 1.
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Re: PEREGRINE RESTRICTIONS 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 06:15:52 PM »
UPDATE...I just got the following from Chris Martin:



Hello climbers and resource managers –
 
All of the seasonal climbing closures put in effect in 2019 for NH Peregrine Falcon nest sites (see below) have been lifted.  Climb on!
 
Please send me updates if you encounter falcons at any of the areas that you climb.
 
And thanks again for your support of Peregrine Falcon management efforts here in NH!
 
- Chris
 
Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
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