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.

Marsha Baker was never one to be squeamish. When she was a girl growing up in Peterborough in a house near woods and a stream, she routinely brought home what others might not dare to touch. 

Having competed 14 times in the annual Birkebeiner 50 km cross-country ski event in Norway, octogenarian George Bates places a high value on great ski trails.

It’s a week after the North Country Moose Festival and Roy and Laurel Amey’s barn in Pittsburg is still decorated for their annual open house, when visitors tour the farm, listen to live music and eat pie.

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.

In 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.

Prescribed burn on the Harmon Preserve in Freedom Courtesy Photo - TNC
Responsible and sustainable forest management has remained at the center of the Forest

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