Education

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Snowshoe Hike at Forest Society’s Morse Preserve, Alton

Monday February 20, 2017    10 am to 1:30 pm

On Saturday, January 7, fifty people hiked from the active timber landing along the Marlboro Trail to see active timber harvesting on 65 acres on the lower slopes of the Forest Society's 4500-acre Monadnock Reservation in Jaffrey.

I met the Kingswood Regional Middle School  "Project Vista" students and staff team in their Wolfeboro social studies classroom on the day before their late fall hike to Mount Major in mid-November.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Timber Harvesting Tour at Mount Monadnock

The Forest Society will host a public tour to showcase timber harvest activities being conducted on the Forest Society's Monadnock Forest Reservation above the Shaker Farm Road in Jaffrey. This tour will share the forestry prescriptions and logging activity taking place on approximately 50 acres adjacent to the Marlboro Trail.

Oyster River HIgh School students in Jon Bromley's Ecology classes and in Kara Sullivan's Nature Writing classes visited the Powder Major Forest on October 26 for a field laboratory of ecological investigation and written nature journal exercises.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:00am

Join Forest Society professional forestry staff for a tour of the recently-completed timber harvest at the Weeks Woods.  Hear about the Forest Society's management plans and long-term goals for this working woodlot. Learn more about which trees were cut, how they were harvested and what the objectives of the harvest were. Learn about the ‘patch cutting’ and ‘shelterwood’ techniques and why these particular harvest systems and logging equipment were selected for this property. Which trees were marked for harvest and why? What wood products were produced?

Many people don't think of trees when we speak of "harvest." Corn is harvested; apples, tomatoes, squash are the fruits of the annual autumnal rite which is the province of our farmers.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:30am

Join us for a rugged hike to the interior of an incredible 236-acre, scenic tract with an extensive woods-road and forestry trail network. The property contains specialized wildlife habitat including a spring-fed perennial stream at the headwaters of Stevens Brook and a high saddle containing a vernal pool. The rocky summit ledges and steep, south-facing rock talus slopes feature a rare sedge species and old growth red oak dry rocky ridge forest.

The Forest Society partnered with Kearsarge Regional High School students and staff this spring to construct a bog bridge on the Lincoln Trail to Mt. Kearsarge, where the trail passes through our Black Mountain Forest Reservation in Sutton.