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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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