Forest Society Blog - News & Features

For a short time, optimistic media reports suggested Congress would finally reach an agreement to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

After letting its authorization slip earlier this year, Congress has approved legislation to reauthorize the Farm Bill for another five years. The measure passed the Senate by a vote of 87-13 and by a vote of 369-47 in the House of Representatives.

The Commission to Study the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Fish and Game Department Operations released its final on November 20, 2018.  The Commission members did not reach a consensus on the actions needed to strengthen the Department’s capacity to carry out its mission.  Instead, the repo

The December prior to the start of a new session in the New Hampshire Legislature is a surprisingly busy time of year.  It is during this period when State Senators and State Representatives file what are known as “Legislative Service Requests” or “LSRs” for short.  An LSR is an initial proposal

As I sit at my computer in a wool hat with a blanket on my lap, I’m forced to remind myself that winter isn’t official until Friday. Say what? I recall Jack Frost’s frequent visits as of late that make designs on my porch windows. My mind wanders to our depleting cord word supply.

As we hunker down for the winter weather, we’re frequently too preoccupied with what is in our front yards that we tend not to notice what isn’t there. The snow and ice have muscled out the grass, and the chilly sounds of the north wind have blown away the dawn chorus that woke us this summer.

Concord - December 07, 2018 –According to local lore, the Stillhouse Forest in Canterbury was a hideout for an infamous gang after the 1950 Boston Brinks heist in which burglars got away with $2.7 million, including $1.2 million in cash.

This winter, backcountry skiers get to ride untouched powder on the late conservationist Dick Ware's land and adjacent areas in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Andy Deegan was filling birdfeeders and letting the dog out in the early morning gloom when he encountered what he thought might be “the biggest squirrel I’ve ever heard” scrambling up a large white pine just outside his New London home.  It turned out to be a bear cub - an orphan.