Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests… Where Conservation & Business Come Together
Conservation is good business. By supporting the Forest Society, your business is investing in the health, well-being and quality of life of your workplace setting, your employees and colleagues, and your customer base. Through a business membership, you are partnering with the Forest Society and its 10,000 individual and business members to support the interconnection of our environment and our economy. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities for your employees here.
A healthy New Hampshire environment means a healthy New Hampshire economy...
During the Forest Society’s first century, we protected over one million acres in New Hampshire. Since our founding in 1901, the Forest Society has been a leader in cooperation with other groups and individuals in saving the special places whose very names mean New Hampshire: The White Mountains, Franconia Notch, Mount Sunapee, Mount Kearsarge, Crawford Notch, and Mount Monadnock, just to name a few of the more notable landmarks throughout our state. While many of these places are core areas that provide immense economic benefits, whether as tourist destinations, natural networks of clean water filtration and clean air, outlets for health and wellness through hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, or quiet contemplation, or sources of forest products for durable wood products.
Balancing economic opportunity with sound resource conservation practices...
Today, the Forest Society’s statewide leadership in land protection is more important than ever.
The forests we have protected have also been sequestering and storing carbon and providing other natural climate benefits for over 100 years!
As New Hampshire continues to grow, there is ever-increasing pressure to subdivide our productive forests, agricultural lands, and natural areas. The Forest Society has the experience and vision to work with interests across the spectrum to strike a balance that can be inclusive of multiple needs and uses - meeting at the crossroads of business and nature.
Finding fair solutions to our toughest conservation and growth challenges...
Your membership will help to protect New Hampshire in three critical ways:
- Saving Land. Your support makes it possible to identify, protect and manage the state’s most threatened and important natural areas, and the resources they encompass. Today the Forest Society owns and manages 191 reservations statewide—nearly 60,000 acres -- and holds conservation easements on an additional 135,000 acres.
- Advocacy for the Environment. Our balanced approach to environmental issues is critical to protecting the quality of life and health in New Hampshire. We seek to find fair solutions to the state’s toughest conservation and growth challenges. For example, conservation and affordable housing do not need to be at odds - residents of affordable housing need natural areas too!
- Foster Exceptional Forest Stewardship. By achieving a balance between economic return and protection of ecological values, we are setting the standard for sustainable forestry methods and managing in a climate-smart manner.
Won’t you please join us today at the highest level possible?
As a business member you’ll be helping to protect and perpetuate critical resources, including forests, wetlands, drinking water supplies, and our scenic and recreational landscapes.
Along with making a meaningful contribution to New Hampshire’s environment and future, there are special “benefits” you will receive as a business member.