Advocacy

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

Although the New Hampshire Legislature convenes for its 168th Session on January 5, 2022, its work actually begins in November and December of 2020.

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