Ann and Marc Davis of Wilmot, NH, have named this land "Woods Without Gile" – cleverly revealing its location, which is bordered on three sides at the eastern edge of the 6,725 protected acres of the John F. Gile Memorial State Forest.
Ann and Marc Davis have worked with Ausbon Sargent since purchasing this property in 2002. The Davises manage "Woods Without Gile," to improve timber quality and to protect the excellent wildlife habitat, open space and watershed values of the property. Woods Without Gile includes important wetlands identified in the NH Fish & Game Wildlife Action Plan as a conservation focus area. In addition the property has historic significance. The remains of five homesteads and one sugar house represent a large portion of Fowlertown, a 19th century hill farm community. Ann and Marc allow recreational use of the trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. However, no motorized off-highway recreational vehicles of any type are permitted. Their willingness to allow the public to have non-motorized recreational use of their 470 acres is a great addition to the many public trails already available in the abutting lands of the Gile State Forest.
In 2022, Ann and Marc were named "Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year" by the NH Tree Farm Program.