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.
On Saturday February 9, fifty hardy guests and forestry and education staff braved windy conditions to conduct a public timber harvest tour on a roughly 200 acre portion of the 1492 acre Forest Society Heald Tract in Wilton.
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
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.