Land Stewards

When I arrive in Jaffrey on Dec. 20th, the last day of autumn, it's -3 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t plan on being cold for long but I stay in my car for an extra minute.  Soon other pickup trucks roll in.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 11:00am
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Start the new year off right with an outdoor excursion!  Join NH State Park and Forest Society staff and land stewards for a 3-mile self-guided hike along the Parker Trail to the Little Mountain Viewpoint. This hike will take approximately 3 hours to complete. For those looking for a more leisurely hike of 2 miles, enjoy a hike along the Parker Trail to the Cliff Walk junction and back. This leisurely hike will take approximately 2 hours on relatively flat terrain. Snowshoes or traction may be helpful depending on conditions.

Be thankful for volunteers giving time, energy, muscle and care for the earth.  They help manage our lands at group workdays throughout the year. And the frosty mornings of November are no exception!

The recipient of the Forest Society’s 2016 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year award is no newcomer to conservation or land stewardship.  Ben Haubrich first became familiar with the Forest Society in the early 1970s when, fresh out of college, he became the manager of Monadnock State Park.  At

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am
KingstonRockingham County, New Hampshire

Volunteers are needed to help replace the old, rotting bog bridging in Kingston. You can lend a hand moving, leveling, setting, and replacing lumber for Cedar Swamp Pond's pedestrian access. No experience necessary. Bring lunch and water, wear closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants. Tools, gloves, and snack provided. 

Please RSVP to attend by contacting Jenn at jseredejko@forestsociety.org. Directions and important details released upon RSVP.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00am
LempsterSullivan County, New Hampshire

Join us at Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest in Lempster for everyone's favorite outdoor task- trail work! Volunteers are needed to help install a water bar and fix other drainage structures along this trail. After fixing up the route, volunteers have the option to hike to the top of Silver Mountain for great views. 

Bring a lunch and water. Tools will be provided.

Questions or RSVP: jseredejko@forestsociety.org

Friday, July 15, 2016 (All day)
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Join us for the 11th annual Monadnock Trails Week!  Volunteers are needed to help refurbish hiking trails on New Hampshire's most hiked mountain, Mount Monadnock.  Projects will include bog bridging, stone staircases, cleaning and/or construction of new waterbars, clearing a nature trail, and more.  No experience is necessary, but you should be willing to get dirty!  Each day runs from 9am-3pm; volunteers can join for just one day, or as many as you like.

Twenty-four new land stewards attended a comprehensive training program in late April 2016 to learn everything they needed to know to adopt one of the Forest Society's reservations.

Have you ever been on a guided hike through the woods that was absolutely terrible because there was nothing to see and your guide didn’t point out enough fascinating facts about nature?  Yeah, me neither.  This is one of the points we try to get across to volunteers at our Field Trip 101 worksho