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.

Concord - December 07, 2018 –According to local lore, the Stillhouse Forest in Canterbury was a hideout for an infamous gang after the 1950 Boston Brinks heist in which burglars got away with $2.7 million, including $1.2 million in cash.

This winter, backcountry skiers get to ride untouched powder on the late conservationist Dick Ware's land and adjacent areas in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Only the fourth president/forester to lead the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests since its founding in 1901, Jane Difley has a long history in the fields of conservation and forestry.

Emery Farm in Durham has been a part of the fabric of New Hampshire’s seacoast for generations; in fact, it’s been run and operated by the same family for more than 350 years. The farm store sells fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, Christmas trees, and local goods made by surrounding artists.

DURHAM — The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests bought an additional 36-acre conservation easement from the landowners of Emery Farm.

Looking for a quiet place for an easy-to-moderate hike with beautiful views?  You’d love our High Blue Reservation in Walpole.  The Forest Society now has an opportunity to purchase 72 acres of adjacent forestland and add it to this popular reservation.   We are very close to reaching our fundrai

Located six minutes from Oyster River High School, Emery Farm is locally run and has been operating for over 350 years. Hills has offered the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests a 36 acre conservation easement far below market price at $1.4 million.

by BY KIMBERLY HOUGHTON, SUNDAY NEWS CORRESPONDENT