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.

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. (For those who must submit a paper copy of the monitoring report, click here for a PDF of the form.)

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.

When Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” he meant baseball’s 1973 National League pennant race. But the same could be said for conservation projects involving town land. 

Perhaps a landscape sufficiently large and wild enough to fire a child’s imagination might also fire dragon’s breath?

Hiking through 75 years of Forest Notes magazine archives reveals not-so-subtle cultural shifts that accompanied demographic changes and the afforestation in New Hampshire.

Over the past 75 years we lost scenic open vistas from hillside farms with pastures once devoid of trees. …