Forest Society Blog - News & Features

Most of the land that the Forest Society manages is forestland, but we also own over 450 acres of fields throughout the state. These areas provide valuable habitat and plant diversity on our landscape and are often havens for wildlife. We lease some of our fields to local farmers, who grow and cu

If you think today’s roads are bad, check out Portsmouth Street from a century ago.

You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea).  In nature, a hoarder will hide food in one place.  Everything it gathers will be stored in a single tree or den.  But for some animals one food cache isn't enough.  We call them scatter hoarders.

Summertime is always quite busy for the Forest Society’s Easement Stewardship staff--it's the time of year when we are out in the field monitoring many of the more than 700 conservation easements held by the Forest Society on land owned by others. This summer we have had quite a few changes in ou

Leaving the mid-summer forest to the hungry biting deerflies, I spend more time mowing fields or watering and weeding the vegetable garden. Like the forest, the garden provides a miniature ecosystem to study, tend and from which to learn…

There’s an odd pleasure that comes from climbing on a tractor and mowing a field. You can measure your accomplishment of the task in the neat parallel tracks that the tractor lays out behind the bushhog.

We are excited to share that the City of Concord is replacing the culvert next to our parking lot for the Merrimack River Floodplain trails. The Mill Brook flows through this culvert, under Portsmouth St., and then out to to the Merrimack River.

Beginning August 12th Portsmouth Street  in Concord will be closed to all thru traffic.  The Conservation Center and Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area (MROECA, but commonly referred to as the "Flood Plain") will only be accessable from East Side Dri

Senate Bill 164 establishes a legislative committee to study the sustainability of the Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund (Trust Fund) and it