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.

TAMWORTH – June 24, 2014 –The Tamworth Conservation Commission and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) are celebrating the conservation of two properties in Tamworth totaling 166 acres of land that will be protected forever from development and kept open for w

 

CONCORD – Nov. 5, 2014 – The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests (Forest Society) and the Washington Conservation Commission have conserved a 245-acre forest above Millen Lake in Washington.

CONCORD – Nov. 5, 2014 – From around the nation and nearby, nearly 2,000 fans of Mt. Major donated to a fundraising campaign to buy land on and near the popular hiking destination, lifting the campaign to its $1.8 million goal.

Three of the many reasons Liz and Dennis Hager donated a conservation easement on their 140-acres in New Hampton are carved into an interior door of their farmhouse: I.H.M.

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Steve Couture had just trekked across a field on snowshoes and come into full view of the Merrimack River in Hooksett when he stopped to look up, joking that it would be a perfect time for a bald eagle to fly over.

 None did.

In 1885, the New Hampshire Forest Commission reported –

"Instead of cutting only timber that is matured, everything is cut to the size of five or six inches in diameter, and what remains is cut into firewood or burned at once, leaving a dreary waste. In Lancaster, the timber and wood are nearly all gone and the mountains are being stripped to their summits. Originally a dense forest covered our state. This magnificent forest has long since disappeared."

Regional Study Areas
Under the umbrella of New Hampshire Everlasting (NHE), which outlines the Forest Society’s vision for the state