Land Conservation

The Forest Society is New Hampshire's largest and oldest land trust. Visit this page to explore stories related to land conservation in New Hampshire.

Protecting New Hampshire's landscapes has been the driving force behind the Forest Society since it began in 1901. Our land conservation ethic is deeply rooted in protecting the state's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources. Maintaining this balance has made the Forest Society one of the most effective land conservation organizations in the country, partnering with public agencies, communities, and private landowners to protect over one million acres in our first century.

The Board of Directors of the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) has announced $4.1 million dollars in matching grants awarded to thirty-two projects across the state.

Owned by the Forest Society and leased by GoodWork, the historic Carey Cottage has its first nonprofit tenant after renovations were completed.

Tanya Tellman was honored as the Conservationist of the Year for her 30 years of volunteering at The Rocks and Bretzfelder Memorial Park, and for a lifetime of exemplary stewardship alongside her late husband Dave.

The Forest Society has received a generous grant from the VF Foundation to support our efforts to protect Clay Brook Forest in Hampton Falls. The grant will help us conserve this land as an undeveloped, natural space for generations to come.

The Forest Society released its 119th Annual Report, in advance of its annual meeting on September 26.

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.

Raise your voice if you have concerns about future use of the Nash Stream Forest by August 20.

"[T]his picturesque historic site, presided over since 1998 by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, is a complicated collection of things lost and found in hardscrabble ground."