Climate

The Forest Society is uniquely positioned to affect statewide response to climate change:  we are one of the largest private forest landowners in the New Hampshire.  We have a deep pool of engaged members and volunteers who care for and about our forests. And we have a consistent record of successful conservation advocacy. 

Our Climate Action Plan, currently being finalized, addresses how the Forest Society will use its capacity as a land trust and forestry organization to address the threats presented by a changing climate using land conservation, sustainable forest management, advocacy, and educational outreach. In doing so, we will be mindful of the footprint of our own activities, and move to reduce harmful emissions related to our operations.

Here, you can find stories, projects and stewardship news related to the changing climate.

The report is at once sobering; it notes that the path to hitting that target has narrowed.

“These 3,700 acres are a remarkable addition to our constellation of nearly 200 forest reservations statewide,” said Jack Savage, president of the Forest Society.

In this Forestry Friday, the forestry team takes a trip to the Gardener Forest in Hollis to check in on a population of a rare species of milkweed. (Photo: Sophie Oehler)

Nature is a missing ingredient in our society’s approach to health care.

The purpose of the program is to keep forests as forests through the use of conservation easements that purchase development rights from willing private and tribal landowners to prevent conversion to non-forest uses.

The act proposes to establish a partnership among federal, state, local and private entities to promote conservation, restoration, education and recreation efforts in the important watershed.

These extreme heat events are not rare anymore.

We will re-engage on the bill when the Committee takes up the bill again in September.

The geothermal system will help turn the Carriage Barn become a net-zero building as it's renovated into the North Country headquarters of the Forest Society.