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.

New Hampshire’s ever-changing weather and scenery drive the NH tourism economy and collective mood swings. Beyond the recent tumult of politics and pandemic, the forest offers an antidote: a sense of place, personality and yes, poetry.

If enacted, the Forest Incentives Program Act will be one important tool forest landowners can use to sustainably manage their lands.

Last month, the Forest Society and our partners at the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters and UNH Cooperative Extension sponsored a webinar series on forest carbon dynamics and carbon markets.

The Forest Society and our partners at the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters and UNH Cooperative Extension are sponsoring a new webinar series.

The Moran easement puts in place one more piece of a puzzle in efforts by the Forest Society and its Q2C partners to build a continuous system of linked conservation lands protecting large blocks of land and allowing for the movement of plants and animals responding to a changing climate.

Researchers at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in North Woodstock have created experimental ice storm events similar to the Ice Storm of 1998 to better understand the stresses ice storms have on trees and forests.

A recent modest snowstorm cancelled school. My son, Cody arrived with his future brother-in-law as a sugarhouse apprentice for an afternoon of learning while boiling sap.

As a kid, I remember the joy of splashing in puddles. After the snow melted and spring rain filled the ditch by our house, I’d grab an inner tube and play like I was at the beach.

The recent rescue of a great black hawk in Portland, Maine, has my imagination going wild.