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 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.

“Alan loved the underdogs and always pushed for audacious goals,” said Jack Savage, after Lewis' sudden passing in early November.

Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative ExtensionNH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women forest landowners, managers, and stewards with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.

Women in the Woods is a collaboration between UNH Cooperative ExtensionNH Timberland Owners Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and other partners aimed at connecting women forest landowners, managers, and stewards with the resources, skills, and community they need to make informed stewardship decisions that promote healthy forest resources.

The Forest Society has long had a special connection to Mt. Sunapee.

Nearly the entirety of the property is located within the Conservation Focus Areas of the Lakes Region Conservation Plan.

There are many ways to support the Forest Society's mission this holiday season.

The Forest Society plans to celebrate the expansion of the Champlin Forest with a winter walk to be scheduled later this year.