Forest Society Blog - News & Features

As I was having lunch with Lee Baker at Fiddleheads Cafe in Hancock, one of the restaurant employees approached us with some grave news and a request: “There’s a huge dead bird in the parking lot,” she said, “and I thought, ‘Get Lee, he’ll know what to do!’” Lee and I put our lunch on hold and wa

The emerald ash borer is one of several insects causing significant damage to native ash trees in New Hampshire.  It was first discovered here infecting ash trees along the Merrimack River in Concord in 2013, including ash trees located on the Forest Society’s 100 acre floodplain forest reservati

Political pundits often refer to New Hampshire as a “purple state” because we appear to be evenly divided between red and blue.  After the November 6th election the hue of that purple is decidedly more blue than red.

Conservation easements are a critical tool land trusts and municipalities use to ensure the long-term protection of important open space and undeveloped areas.  The Conservation Easement Tax Incentive is an important incentive to encourage private landowners to voluntarily protect their propertie

As many program supporters had feared, the authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expired on September 30th.  While we here at the Forest Society remain hopeful Congress will reach an agreement to permanently authorize it and provide more robust funding levels, the truth is

Underscoring the urgency of reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the ad pictured below was placed by the Vet Voice Foundation (VVF) in the Boston Globe on October 4th.  Vet Voice Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide veterans the opportunity to con

For some of us, “fall back” means an extra hour of sleep to savor. Those of us who rise early are grateful for a little more daylight in the morning. Daylight Saving Time is also a reminder that winter marches closer.

President/Forester Jane A. Difley was presented with the first ever Moral Courage and Leadership Award in recognition of her work over the past eight years defending New Hampshire landscapes.

This year at The Rocks Christmas Tree Farm, we are looking for 3-5 volunteers on each of the busiest pre-Christmas weekend days to help in the pre-cut Christmas tree area.  The Christmas season at The Rocks is magical,