U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Silvio O. Conte Nulhegan Basin Division Office & Visitor Contact Station
Honestly, this setting is worth a stop in itself. I think I got every brochure and pamphlet available on the Nulhegan Basin and I can't wait to read everything! If you are wondering who Silvio O. Conte was here is the answer:
Silvio O. Conte was an avid sportsman and environmentalist who represented Massachusetts in Congress for 32 years. To ensure the protection of the Connecticut River watershed, he introduced federal legislation establishing the refuge that now bears his name.
The Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge has units in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. There is one in CT that I also intend to visit!
I leave you with this quote which I love that was on one of the displays there:
"Wild beasts and birds are by right not the property merely of the people today, but the property of the unborn generations, whose belongings we have no right to squander."
Like I said before, I missed my calling. I wish I had majored in Forestry and Wildlife Conservation and had the opportunity to pursue my current passion in this field!