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.

MADBURY – June 9, 2017 – The Society for the Protection of N.H.

MADBURY, DURHAM, LEE – Oct. 3, 2016 – The specter of a large subdivision replacing the forests along Route 155 in Madbury, Lee and Durham has helped the Powder Major’s Farm and Forest fundraising campaign to raise $67,000 in a $100,000 challenge matching grant issued by the Thomas W.

   After a bumpy drive up a dirt road toward the headwaters of the Cockermouth River in Groton, Jim Cross parked his truck near a beaver dam and started walking toward one of four pastures -- all that remains of the abandoned farm purchased by his family in the early 1950s.

Aside from stints at UNH and in the Army, John Hubbard has lived his entire life in Walpole, where his family roots go back to the 1700s.

For retired businessman Patrick Marks, the 261 acres of land next to Green Mountain and the Forest Society’s High Watch Preserve in Effingham meant privacy and peaceful walks in the woods. Good times hunting with friends and family.

It takes Sam Demeritt about half a second to pinpoint what galvanized his town of Nottingham to tap into its Conservation Fund to conserve a certain 95-acre forest owned by Rick and Helen Fernald. 

In a collaborative effort with the Shost family and Goffstown, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society),  acquired a conservation easement on 177 acres of the Shosts' family farm, Sugar Bush Farm, this fall.

From her chair by the large window overlooking a field that slopes down to a farm pond and apple trees, Gayle Shost watches wildlife every day.