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.

Emery Farm in Durham is now one step closer to being protected from commercial or industrial development thanks to a new grant from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Emery farm, located at 135 Piscataqua Road, was one out of 36 historic, cultural, or land conservation projects throughout the state that received grants from LCHIP. The grant will allow for owners David Hills and his wife, Catherine McLaughlin-Hills, to apply for an easement for the last unprotected 38 acres that will limit the use of the land to agricultural only.

Land Trust Alliance Accredited Land TrustIn July 2013 the Forest Society was awarded accreditation by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Dec. 15, 2014 – Cecily Clark of Ossipee has donated a 250-acre property off Beach Pond Road in Wolfeboro to the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society), to be conserved and managed as the Moody Mountain Reservation.


Conservation Easement in Wolfeboro, 350 Acres, Conserved 1994. Photo courtesy Lyndsey Marston

A spring storm fades over the White Mountains, as seen from the Christmas tree fields at The Rocks.
The Rocks, Bethlehem (Photo: Chris Whiton)

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Prescribed burn on the Harmon Preserve in Freedom Courtesy Photo - TNC
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CONCORD, N.H., July 10, 2012The Forest Society is currently raising money to conserve a 270-acre parcel owned by the Hazelton family on Braley Road in Hebron, New Hampshire. A $30,000 grant from the John Gemmill Newfound Fund gives the Forest Society a great start to meeting its

Carl Wallman recently donated his third conservation easement to the Forest Society, protecting an additional 40 acres of his picturesque Harmony Hill Farm in Northwood.  In doing so, Carl has added to a protected block of 2,310 acres within the neighborhood of the Northwood Area Land Management