Advocacy

State Senator Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard) has introduced legislation SB 269 to create a new ecological tool to assist the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) in the management of state-owned lands.

Forest Society staff recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with all four members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation as part of the Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) Advocacy Days.

Senate Bill 74, which proposes to increase the number of grants the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) can award to projects that conserve and preserve our most important natural, cultural and historic resources, will have its hearing on Tuesday, March 5,

In a letter to Governor Sununu, Forest Society President/Forester Jane Difley, Vice President for Policy Will Abbott, and Public Policy Manager Matt Leahy summarized why the p

The December prior to the start of a new session in the New Hampshire Legislature is a surprisingly busy time of year.  It is during this period when State Senators and State Representatives file what are known as “Legislative Service Requests” or “LSRs” for short.  An LSR is an initial proposal

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