Campaign Complete! Thank You!
For the Love of Forests, Yatsevitch Forest
The Forest Society has successfully expanded the beautiful Michael M. and Claudia Yatsevitch Forest in Cornish and Plainfield with a 164-acre addition in Plainfield. The acquisition was completed on December 9, 2021 and we are very grateful to the Yeaton Family as well as more than 100 donors and supporters.
This rolling mixed northern hardwood forest in the Upper Valley is known for sweet soils that support extraordinary plant diversity.
The Yatsevitch Forest was first established in 1995 with an 800-acre land donation. This is the fourth addition to the reservation, bringing it to nearly 1,200 acres in Forest Society ownership, which is bordered by more than 700 acres held in conservation easements.
The majority of the expense of this project was supported through the generous donation of land by the landowner. With the help of gifts and pledges of more than 100 donors, the Forest Society successfully raised $50,000 to cover project expenses and stewardship costs. Any funds received in excess of the $50,000 goal were added to the reservation stewardship fund that supports the perpetual management of these lands. Thank you to all who have contributed!
(Last Update: 12-14-21)
A path through the woods at Yatsevitch Forest. (Photo: Leah Hart)Your donation will help us care for the Yatsevitch Forest in perpetuity.