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 couple donated a conservation easement on the last 40 acres in their ownership to the Forest Society.

Despite frigid temperatures, the group toasted the achievement with hot chocolate and explored the newly protected land on foot.

The Bonk-Trowbridge family generously donated the conservation easement and will retain ownership of the land.

The lecture series honors the environmental and scholarly legacies of Hillsborough residents Annette and William Cottrell, as well as that of New Hampshire’s first research forester, Henry Ives Baldwin.

We've welcomed a few new faces to the Forest Society over the past few months and we're excited to introduce them to you.

Over the past year, we completed 12 land protection projects, encompassing nearly 2,200 acres.

The Forest Society has received three grant awards totaling $307,500 to support land conservation projects in Canterbury, Concord, and Middleton.

The conservation of these two properties enlarges the Morse Preserve and creates a block of 1,250 acres of conserved land at the southern end of the Belknap Mountain Range.