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.
Steve Couture had just trekked across a field on snowshoes and come into full view of the Merrimack River in Hooksett when he stopped to look up, joking that it would be a perfect time for a bald eagle to fly over.
The Forest Society has a dedicated easement stewardship Defense Fund and a separate dedicated easement Stewardship Endowment to cover the ongoing, long-term costs associated with monitoring and managing our portfolio of conservation easements.
We have four full-time easement stewards on staff, as well as an easement steward manager and coordinator who splits their time between land protection and stewardship. See the map below to determine which easement steward is the contact for your area and biographical information for each staff member at the bottom.
Conservation easements are forever. For every conservation easement the Forest Society accepts, we make a commitment to the landowner that we will protect the conservation values of their property forever. Since the early 1970s, the Forest Society has used conservation easements to protect over 130,000 acres of important forest lands, water resources, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat and agricultural resources.