Forestry

The Reservation Stewardship Department is responsible for the management of the Forest Society’s fee-owned lands (over 56,000 acres, the Forest Society’s largest asset).   These lands are managed with a vision that is focused on the future, ensuring the biological richness of the state while providing economic and social returns to the organization, its members, and the public.

The New Hampshire Legislature recently approved three bills which will benefit the biomass industry, and, by extension, the private forest owners in our state.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests was honored with the Integrity in Conservation Award from the New England Society of American Foresters today in Nashua. President/Forester Jane Difley accepted the award on behalf of the Forest Society.

You’ve seen slogans on pick-up truck bumpers or wood chip trailers: “Got Wood?” or “Local Wood, Local Good.”  You don’t think twice about trucks on NH highways hauling logs heading for sawmills or tractor trailer loads of wood chips destined to generate electricity.

In February of 2018, the Forest Society began a harvest on the western side of Mount Monadnock.  The goal of this harvest is to cut high-quality red oak trees that have attained maturity and provide an opportunity for new oaks

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Join forestry professionals at Gap Mountain for a public tour of a working timber harvest and introduction the basics of conducting a well-planned, careful timber harvest operation. Primary field trip date is Saturday February 10th. Inclement weather date is Saturday February 17th.

White Pine, Blue Stain

After a wind storm, how long do fallen white pine logs last?

During a March storm, strong winds toppled mature pine trees on our Whittemore Reservation in Lyndeborough.  The forest had recently been the site of a shelterwood harvest, a type of

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

Forestry Tour at Diehl Family Forest in Lempster, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.