Advocacy

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.

On July 24, the Commission to Study the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Fish and Game Department Operations met for the second time-its first meeting on July 16 was for organizational purposes where the main order of business was to elect a chairman and to set the schedule of future meetings.

The sustainable management of forests for wood products is a significant part of the Forest Society’s purpose for owning and managing conservation land. The Forest Society supports public policy initiatives, which promote the wise use of forests, including the harvesting of low-grade wood for energy. 

The New Hampshire Legislature recently approved three bills which will benefit the biomass industry, and, by extension, the private forest owners in our state.