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.

When you imagine a forest that is full of wildlife, you may imagine a forest that consists of really old and large trees. However, the largest diversity of wildlife will be found in dense thickets with trees no older than ten years old!

NASHUA, N.H. (Dec. 11, 2019) —The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) closed today on a conservation easement to protect Nashua’s last remaining working farm.

New Hampshire is a pretty cool place. There are mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and a lot of trees. NH is over 80% forested (83% currently as measured by USDA Forest Service), but it hasn’t always been that way.

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.