Advocacy

In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate recently approved the Great American Outdoors Act.

The Forest Society joins a broad coalition of groups calling for Congress to pass the Great American Outdoors Act.

The State Legislature is slowly resuming activities since the Covid-19 pandemic forced it to suspend its work in mid-March. Several committees and commissions had been holding hearings remotely over the last several weeks.

The Governor's decision to allow those employed in the forest products sector to continue to work will help the state recover from the damaging effects of the pandemic.

The Forest Society recently joined many conservation partners to oppose the Council on Environmental Quality proposed rule to significantly revise the National Environmental Policy Act.

The House Committee on Resources, Recreation and Development recently voted to send HB 1316 to “Interim Study."

The United States Senate will soon consider, possibly this week, the Great American Outdoors Act. If the legislation is ultimately signed into law, it will add to the growing impact the program has had on New Hampshire’s landscape.

There were so many acts of opposition, large and small, that wove a varied tapestry conveying the unmistakable message of resistance and tenacity.

*UPDATE: On March 3, the NH House Committee will vote on legislation that would open up additional trails to off-highway recreation vehicles in the Nash Stream State Forest as well in Coleman State Park. Please contact the members of the committee before March 3 and urge them to vote