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.
When winter precipitation includes heavy wet snow or ice storms bring freezing rain, trees must endure the weather conditions. Some are better adapted than others and coping strategies vary by tree species.
According to a new study released last week, our forests and other lands — not just here in New England but across the United States — could help mitigate nearly 25% of our current greenhouse gas emissions. So what are the 21 ways to leave your carbon?