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.

Changing Landscapes

New Hampshire is unusually well endowed with forests and sparkling waters. We enjoy walking, hiking, picnicking, hunting, and working on our lands. Products from the forests and farmland nourish and shelter us. Open space sustains our economy and our culture.

The landscapes of New Hampshire help define and enrich our quality of life.

Land protection

Every year, the Forest Society helps private landowners conserve thousands of acres through two primary methods: conservation easements and land acquisitions.

Easements leave the land in private hands and on the local tax rolls. The easements contain typical restrictions preventing development of the land, while generally allowing agriculture, forestry and private recreation. The long-term protection of these lands is ensured through the Forest Society's comprehensive stewardship program.

Since 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has worked to conserve the state's most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources. The Forest Society is New Hampshire's oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization.