Will Abbott

Vice President of Policy / Reservation Stewardship
Policy / Reservation Stewardship

Will Abbott, Vice President for Policy and Reservation Stewardship

Will Abbott joined the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) in 2005 as vice president for policy and land management. The Policy Department develops and advocates for public policy positions at the local, state, and federal levels on various issues, including: public funding of land conservation; public laws that impact the practice of sustainable forestry; and the protection of forests as providers of a variety of ecological services such as the storage of carbon taken up from atmospheric carbon dioxide. The Reservation Stewardship department manages 52,000 acres of timberland owned by the Forest Society in 174 reservations located in 101 communities across New Hampshire.

Before joining the Forest Society, Will served as the executive director of the Mount Washington Observatory (2003-2006); the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (1992-2003); and the New Hampshire Land Conservation Investment Program (1988-1992). Will studied political science at Johns Hopkins University.