Forest Society History

One hundred years ago the Forest Society had 12 reservations, today nearly 200.

The marker to be unveiled September 18 will be the first outside of Portsmouth on the Black Heritage Trail.

There are so many amazing women involved with furthering the Forest Society's mission. This March, we highlight a few of these women and extend our appreciation to all women of the Forest Society and beyond.

A new archaeology study aims to date stone structures at Monson Center, a settlement constructed in the 1700s.

We fondly remember two long-time colleagues who recently passed away: Mary Beth Robinson and Trish Churchill.

The Forest Society recently completed the first phase of “Forest Society North,” a long-term plan to renovate and restore the landscape, facilities and program at The Rocks in Bethlehem, following the February 2019 fire which destroyed two historic buildings, the Tool Building and the Electric Plant.

The former Board of Trustees Chair made big ideas attainable with his soft-spoken leadership, including the establishment of the Trust for New Hampshire Lands.

With the recent passing of 85-year-old Paul Bofinger, the State of New Hampshire lost a remarkable visionary, the Forest Society lost a former leader and others lost a valued mentor who had helped to shape the careers of leaders continuing to work in conservation-related fields of science, education, policy, forestry and philanthropy.

There’s just something about the rural November landscape that whispers. It conveys a feeling of antiquity, a kind of sepia-toned memory as if the land itself remembers and projects a younger self-portrait; a time well before we called them “selfies.”