Over the years, Huber has donated forestland parcels with significant ecological value to a range of conservation organizations. Here are just a few examples:
- Baxter State Park, Maine: In 2012, Huber Resources Corp donated the largest remaining tract of privately owned land around Katahdin Lake to Baxter State Park. The gift, which covers approximately 143 acres (58 hectares), included lush forests, a pristine beach that inspired American landscape artist Frederick Church in the 1800s and magnificent vistas of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain.
- New Jersey: The Huber Family and the J.M. Huber Corporation have donated the Huber family home and surrounding land to the Monmouth Conservation Foundation. Known today as Huber Woods Park, this area has grown to 366 acres (148 hectares) of permanently preserved open space. Huber Woods provides a much needed respite for those in this otherwise densely populated area. The park is also home to the Huber Woods Environmental Center, which offers hands-on exhibits ranging from Native American musical instruments to a Forest Room with tadpoles and frogs.
- Crystal Bog Preserve, Maine: Huber donated more than 4,000 acres (1,620 hectares) of this fragile peatland to the Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Spanning six square miles, Crystal Bog serves as the habitat for at least 20 rare plants.
- Seboeis River, Maine: Near the town of Patten, Maine, Huber donated more than 600 acres (243 hectares) to the Maine chapter of TNC, including land along the beautiful Seboeis River at Seboeis Gorge. The land donation also included an area for public use, which TNC has since donated to the town.
- Tennessee: Huber donated 1,200 acres (486 hectares) of timberlands to Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park and Wilderness Area—the largest public recreation area in the state. The ecologically significant land expands the park’s protected borders. It is home to at least six rare and endangered species, as well as a series of spectacular caves and a large freshwater spring.
Huber understands the importance of finding a balance between developing land for products used in daily life—and the need to sustain and protect the land for future generations.
Other examples of philanthropy:
• Land donations