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.

We are currently looking for artists to exhibit at the Forest Society's Conservation Center for 2020. 

With the promise of adequate supplies of fresh brewed coffee, more than 50 members of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce attended the popular early morning Business BEFORE Hours networking series, hosted by the Forest Society, on June 25.

One thing I love about working for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) is the variety of situations that I encounter. As a conservation easement steward, I spend a lot of time in the woods or behind a computer screen, but I never know what to expect.

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. —The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) is pleased to annoounce the conservation of 85 acres in Peterborough.

Manchester Water Works (MWW) and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) worked together to permanently conserve 1,942 acres surrounding Tower Hill Pond in Candia and Hooksett.

Not long ago I had no idea what conservation actually meant. I submitted an online volunteer application to the Forest Society and heard back right away. I never would have guessed (but might have hoped) that a simple offer to help could eventually turn into a career.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am

At the upcoming Saving Special Places Conference, seven different Forest Society staff members are helping to deliver conservation-related workshops. The keynote is by Jameson French, former Forest Society Board Chair and nationwide leader in progressive forestry and forest conservation.  We hope you will join our staff and partners on Saturday April 6 from 9 am to 4 pm at Prospect Mountain Regional High School in Alton.

To learn more visit the conference website: https://savingspecialplaces.org/

After a thorough review of the Forest Society’s land protection and stewardship policies and procedures, the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission renewed the Forest Society’s coveted status as an accredited land trust.