Forest Society Welcomes Land Protection Specialist Jess Charpentier
The Forest Society recently welcomed Jess Charpentier as a new Land Protection Specialist to the Land Protection Department.
Jess Charpentier last worked as the Natural Resource Specialist for New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Prior to her tenure at LCHIP, Jess worked as Land Protection Specialist at the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust in northern NH. She has a decade of experience working with towns, land trusts, and agencies statewide on important land conservation projects.
Jess holds a MS in Resource Management and Conservation from Antioch University New England, and currently is finishing a PhD. Her Doctoral work is funded by the National Park Service and is focused on disturbance-recovery dynamics post-wildfire in upland forests of New England. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Piscataquog Land Conservancy where she is Chair of Stewardship.
Protecting New Hampshire’s landscapes has been the driving force behind Forest Society since it began in 1901. Our land conservation ethic is deeply rooted in protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources. Maintaining this balance has made the Forest Society one of the most effective land conservation organizations in the country, partnering with public agencies, communities, and private landowners to protect over one million acres of open space in the state.
Get to know the land protection team here: Meet the Land Agents