Conservation Easements

Conservation easements are forever. Since the early 1970s, the Forest Society has used conservation easements to protect 130,000 acres of important forest lands, water resources, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat and agricultural resources.

To many, summer in New Hampshire means local produce. It starts early with the sweetest strawberries, then just-right tomatoes, followed by pick-your-own blueberries, and finishing up with crisp corn on the cob before Autumn begins. 

Summertime is always quite busy for the Forest Society’s Easement Stewardship staff--it's the time of year when we are out in the field monitoring many of the more than 700 conservation easements held by the Forest Society on land owned by others. This summer we have had quite a few changes in ou

Do you like to hike off-trail in the woods?  Would you like to explore conservation properties and enjoy the challenge of navigating through the forest with a map and compass?  

If so, the Forest Society's Volunteer Easement Monitor Program (VEMP) may be a great fit for you!  

The Forest Society recently completed its third Conservation Easement Excursion with a tour of Brookford Farm in Canterbury.  Our Easement Excursion Series offers landowner-guided tours of Forest Society conservation easements to explore lands with outs

The Forest Society is pleased to launch our first series of “Easement Excursions” this summer to celebrate and explore conservation easement properties we have protected.

Good news ... Charitable Giving Incentives Made Permanent

I was a little surprised when I bumped into Santa at the Forest Society offices earlier this week. I figured a guy with his job would be far too busy wrapping things up at the North Pole to be hanging around the Conservation Center in Concord this close to Christmas Day.

We have developed an online submission process for executory interest reports. This will streamline the process of reporting and ensure both the Forest Society and your organization have access to reports submitted. We greatly prefer electronic submissions to paper forms but will continue to accept paper copies in 2016.

CONCORD – May 22, 2015  -- The N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development - Division of Forests and Lands has acquired a conservation easement on 3,200 acres of working forests owned by Green Acre Woodlands, Inc.