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.

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.

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

CONCORD – May 22, 2015  -- The N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development - Division of Forests and Lands has acquired a conservation easement on 3,200 acres of working forests owned by Green Acre Woodlands, Inc.

It was always a pleasure for June and Bill Congdon to see the scenic woods along their road in Stoddard. Seeing “For Sale” signs suddenly appear there among the hemlock trees was another story.