Upcoming Events

Friday, March 1, 2019 (All day)

A collection of paintings by Carolyn Sherman are on display at the Forest Society's Conservation Center in Concord until the end of April 2019. The exhibit is a display of watercolor paintings.

Carolyn Sherman has been painting under the guidance of Sylvia Brofos since 2000, currently at Kimball Jenkins. Here is the artist statement:

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is a free, fun way for the whole family to explore New Hampshire’s wildlife resources and legacy of outdoor traditions. Browse educational exhibits presented by environmental and conservation organizations from throughout the state. See live animals, big fish and trained falcons. Try your hand at archery, casting, fly-tying and B-B gun shooting. Watch retriever dogs in action. Get creative with hands-on craft activities for the kids. Plus, check out the latest hunting and fishing gear and gadgets.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:00am

In the spirit of Earth Day, join Forest Society Staff on Wednesday April 24th by helping to clean up trails on Mount Major.  This annual Trash Challenge is Co-sponsored by the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition that focuses on increasing land conservation in the Belknap Range.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am

Meet The Mountain Day provides the public an opportunity to learn about the mission of the MERE Program (Monadnock Ecological Research & Education Program) and partners including Monadnock State Park and The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, as well as to offer activities, guided hikes, and wildlife encounters to youth, families and adults.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:00am

These trails don't maintain themselves. Have you ever wanted to give it a try?

Join Forest Society Staff and local Gap Mountain Land Steward, Hiel Lindquist, to go over the basics of trail maintenance on beautiful Gap Mountain. You'll learn how to identify trail structures and maintenance issues, and how to clean out New England's ubiquitous trail feature: the waterbar. Trail maintenance is a great way to make hiking more interesting, and the only way to ensure the places you love stay open and accessible for future generations. Space is limited so definitely sign up today!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:00am
North WoodstockNH

Join Forest Society staff and other volunteers for a day of spring cleaning at Lost River Reservation. Trail clearing, native garden pruning, landscaping, and other assorted tasks to help Lost River get ready for opening weekend. Lunch will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to walk through the gorge and caves in the afternoon.  Bring work clothes, boots, work gloves and water (lunch provided).  If you have questions, contact Carrie Deegan at cdeegan@forestsociety.org or 603-224-9945.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 (All day)

Clean drinking water is vital to public health and the potential for future economic development. Even very small quantities of contaminating substances in lakes, rivers, or aquifers can limit their use as sources of clean drinking water. Local land use policy, open space planning, and conservation tailored to protecting these resources promote public health and ensure a long-term supply of clean drinking water.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:00am

The Forest Society is partnering with the VT/NH Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to start a chestnut seed orchard on the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH!  Join us as we get started in this effort planting our first 600 chestnuts.  We are looking for 15-20 volunteers on this day to help lay weed barrier fabric, plant chestnuts, install growth tubes, and put down mulch.  We'll start at 10am and work until we're done, which will likely depend upon the number of hands we have.  Please register below if interested, so that we can email you directions to the field where we'll be

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am

We have some amazing flying mammals that are skilled insect combatants.  Did you know that the FDA estimates that these wonderful bats supply us with an estimated $3.5 BILLION in free insect control?   Learn more about this native and natural mosquito control and their struggle with White-Nose Syndrome. Come meet some of the Center for Wildlife’s bat ambassadors! Optional backyard bat box building workshop follows for an additional fee of $25/bat box (pre-registration required). Program is open to all ages; parental guidance and additional fee ($25/box) required for bat box building.