Advocacy

Election 2018 November 13 2018 Legis Letter

Political pundits often refer to New Hampshire as a “purple state” because we appear to be evenly divided between red and blue.  After the November 6th election the hue of that purple is decidedly more blue than red.

Conservation easements are a critical tool land trusts and municipalities use to ensure the long-term protection of important open space and undeveloped areas.  The Conservation Easement Tax Incentive is an important incentive to encourage private landowners to voluntarily protect their propertie

As many program supporters had feared, the authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expired on September 30th.  While we here at the Forest Society remain hopeful Congress will reach an agreement to permanently authorize it and provide more robust funding levels, the truth is

Underscoring the urgency of reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the ad pictured below was placed by the Vet Voice Foundation (VVF) in the Boston Globe on October 4th.  Vet Voice Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide veterans the opportunity to con

Forest Society staffer Matt Leahy joined with Commissioner of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Sarah Stewart and other New Hampshire-based advocates of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on September 13 at Pawtuckaway State Park to thank Senator Shaheen for her on-going work to

On September 13, the Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation (H.R. 502) to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will hold a public information session on the proposed assignment of the State’s lease of a portion of Mount Sunapee State Park. 

New Hampshire’s forests are very much part of the New Hampshire advantage. They provide jobs via both tourism and the forest products industry, the state’s second and fourth largest economic engines respectively.