Land Conservation

MADBURY, DURHAM, LEE – Feb. 27, 2017 – Working with the towns of Madbury, Durham and Lee, along with hundreds of volunteers and donors, the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) bought a 192-acre property at the juncture of the three towns on Feb.

DURHAM – Dec. 12, 2016 – As diners left the Oyster River High School’s cafeteria Friday night and students cleaned tables and washed dishes, Lauren Quest, a senior and co-leader of the school’s Sustainability Club, smiled and shook her head in amazement.  

A pristine wild trout stream and old-growth forest are among the natural resources protected by the Forest Society's purchase of a 233-acre forest near Mt. Kearsarge and adjacent to the Kearsarge Regional High School on North Road in Sutton.

CONCORD – Dec. 9, 2016 – An opportunity to protect a source of public drinking water for Manchester and surrounding towns prompted the state’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to award the Society for the Protection of N.H.



Mary Jane Morse Greenwood grew up on a bustling farm in Alton, where pastures extended up Pine Mountain and included vast wild blueberry barrens overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.

A teen- and pie-powered event Saturday raised money and awareness to help the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) get closer to its goal of creating a new conservation area in Madbury, Durham and Lee to be called the Powder Major’s Farm and Forest Reservation.

CONCORD – Aug. 25, 2016 – A donor has issued a challenge grant that will match $100,000 in donations to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ (Forest Society) effort to create a new conservation and recreation area in Durham, Madbury and Lee.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:30am

Join us for a rugged hike to the interior of an incredible 236-acre, scenic tract with an extensive woods-road and forestry trail network. The property contains specialized wildlife habitat including a spring-fed perennial stream at the headwaters of Stevens Brook and a high saddle containing a vernal pool. The rocky summit ledges and steep, south-facing rock talus slopes feature a rare sedge species and old growth red oak dry rocky ridge forest.

John Kauffmann was integral to the planning of our national park system. When he brought that expertise to his beloved New Hampshire, big things happened in the North Country. 

This story appears in Forest Notes, Fall 2016.