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.

For the last 27 years, the Forest Society has leaned on the assistance of community volunteers to monitor our conserved lands and help with special projects. Land Stewards form the backbone of our volunteer programs and are integral in meeting our mission.

There were so many acts of opposition, large and small, that wove a varied tapestry conveying the unmistakable message of resistance and tenacity.

Support the Forest Society in February by voting online and we could win a grant from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation's Community Matters More initiative. 

CONCORD, N.H. (Oct. 18, 2019)— At the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ 118th Annual Meeting held in September, the organization appointed five new members to the Board of Trustees.

Concord, N.H. (Oct. 18, 2019) - At the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests Annual Meeting, the organization presents its Conservationist of the Year Award.

To many, summer in New Hampshire means local produce. It starts early with the sweetest strawberries, then just-right tomatoes, followed by pick-your-own blueberries, and finishing up with crisp corn on the cob before Autumn begins. 

Protecting a Family Farm in Lee