2022 Annual Fund
The Forest Society's Annual Fund powers our work to conserve, steward, educate, and advocate for New Hampshire's forests, mountains, waters, and shoreline. Please take a moment to make a year-end gift to our Annual Fund today!
The Forest Society manages more than 190 properties around the state – nearly 60,000 acres – and holds conservation easements on an additional 135,000 acres. Some of these places, like High Five in Deering or Kauffmann Forest in Stark, lie off the beaten path; others, like Mount Monadnock, Mount Major, and Lost River Gorge, rank among the most traveled places in America. And still there is so much more conservation work to be done to keep our state economically and ecologically vibrant.
In 2023, we look forward to tackling projects that will conserve and care for some of the state’s most treasured places. Opportunities include:
- Acquiring 3,750 acres in the Mahoosuc Highlands in Shelburne – a magnificent landscape and recreation destination that borders both the Androscoggin River and the Appalachian Trail, and serves as a key link in the chain of connected lands that reach from the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire to Grafton Notch in Maine, encompassing the iconic Mahoosuc Mountain Range.
- Completing a beautiful renovation at The Rocks in Bethlehem, including adapting the 1884 Carriage Barn into a net-zero multi-use program center, and the opening of a new hillside amphitheater with one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the North Country.
- Continuing with improvements to the main trail at the much-visited Mount Major in Alton, which will lessen erosion while improving the hiking experience.
- Protecting nearly 2 miles of shoreline along the Merrimack River and securing productive farmland by purchasing a 208-acre conservation easement on the Morrill Dairy “home farm” in Penacook.
Our collective experience through the pandemic showed that access to natural spaces is essential to our physical and mental wellness. Supporting the Forest Society is an investment that will deliver these benefits today, and for generations to come.
Please make your year-end gift to the Forest Society's Annual Fund today. Every dollar makes a difference.