Easement Stewardship

When you imagine a forest that is full of wildlife, you may imagine a forest that consists of really old and large trees. However, the largest diversity of wildlife will be found in dense thickets with trees no older than ten years old!

Do you like to hike off-trail in the woods?  Would you like to explore conservation properties and enjoy the challenge of navigating through the forest with a map and compass?  

If so, the Forest Society's Volunteer Easement Monitor Program (VEMP) may be a great fit for you!  

New staff will help the Forest Society steward New Hampshire's special places, which include over 130,000 acres of important forest lands, water resources, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat and agricultural resources.

Charlie and Nanci Mitchell graciously hosted the Forest Society’s second annual gathering of conservation easement landowners on protected property in Gilmanton last weekend.

Pdf of 2017 CE Landowner Appreciation Event Invitation 

There are some new Forest Society volunteers out in the woods this fall.

Service areas for Forest Society easement stewards.

What is adverse possession?

Adverse possession is a common law that allows a person to acquire title to real property without mutual agreement by the parties.  Adverse possession is confusing, complicated, and can often be very emotional.  While it is relatively rare, our easement stewards frequently get asked questions about it.

We have prepared a handout regarding adverse possession, which includes steps you can take to protect yourself from it.