Remembering Conservationist Harold Janeway
Harold Janeway, of Webster, New Hampshire left an indelible mark on the Granite State as a conservationist.
At the Forest Society, Harold was a member, a mentor, an advisor, an inspirer and a possibilist.
His dry wit kept us grounded. His ability to cut to the chase kept us focused. His soft-spoken leadership made big ideas attainable.
In the 1980s Harold served on the Forest Society’s Board of Trustees. During his two years as Chair (1986-88) he helped then-President Paul Bofinger establish the Trust for New Hampshire Lands (TNHL), one of the most creative land conservation initiatives the Society has ever launched. The private, non-profit TNHL partnered with the State in 1988 to create the public Land Conservation Investment Program (LCIP).
This was one of many significant contributions Harold made over his lifetime to make New Hampshire the special place it is.
Harold died on August 20, 2020. His friendship, his humanity, his humor and his legacy as a leader in the conservation of New Hampshire’s natural resources live on.