Forest Reservations

One of our more interesting recent timber sales is at the Emily and Theodore Hope Forest in Danbury. We’re using a “seed tree cut” for part of this harvest to encourage red oak to grow.

            The site is very good for red oak, producing a high percentage of quality sawlogs and …

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am
MiddletonStrafford County, New Hampshire

Join land stewards Jason & Scott for a hike to loop over Phoebes Nable Mt. on Saturday 10/10/15 (rain date will be Sunday 10/11)


We will meet at the parking lot at the end of New Portsmouth Road at 10 am and shortly after will begin our hike up Phoebe's Nable Mt. Trail from the parking lot. It is a somewhat steep trail that follows a logging road and skid trails. Partial views should be visible through the trees east and into the property to the Piper and Beauty Ledges.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:30am
DeeringHillsborough County, New Hampshire



The Forest Society is working on a new long-distance trail that will eventually connect our Hedgehog Mountain Forest with High Five Reservation (Wilson Hill) to the south.  On this workday, we will construct a footbridge and some stepping stones on this new trail, clear some blowdown and clean up some trash in what will eventually be a new parking area for the trailhead.

The story of Lost River, the Forest Society's oldest Forest Reservation on the occasion of its 100th anniversary as a special conserved place in New Hampshire.

Along the Merrimack River, the plants and animals adapted to river's edge, or "riparian","forest habitats are on display.  

Leaving Only Wildflowers in our Wake

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:00pm

Field Trips Series: The Natural and Cultural Land Use History of Sunset Hill 

Afternoon/Evenings / Wednesdays, June 3, 17 & 24. Field trips begin at 4 p.m. meeting at The Fells Gate House. Cost $5 Members / $10 Non-members.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

Forest Society Lead Forester Wendy Weisiger and Jake Bronnenberg of Bronnenberg Logging & Trucking will lead this half-day workshop using classroom and field instruction to teach you how to work safely with a chainsaw in the woods. Topics will include safety considerations, felling, bucking and routine maintenance. NOTE: This training is required for Land Stewards to operate chainsaws on SPNHF properties.  Please bring your own saw, fuel, oil, maintenance tools, and safety equipment (chaps, gloves, helmet and eye & ear protection).

Dec. 15, 2014 – Cecily Clark of Ossipee has donated a 250-acre property off Beach Pond Road in Wolfeboro to the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society), to be conserved and managed as the Moody Mountain Reservation.