Land Stewards

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am
WeareHillsborough County, New Hampshire

Join Charlie and Brenden Bowen, land stewards for the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, on a spring hike to the top of Mount Wallingford on the Buxton-Simons Forest in Weare. This 226-acre property has nice forested walking trails with beaver marshes and mountain views. Come and explore it with us! This moderately strenuous hike of 3.2 miles will take approximately 2-3 hours. We will meet at the trailhead on Flanders Memorial Road (approximately 1.5 miles west of the Town Hall) at 8:45am.

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:00am

The Forest Society is currently raising funds to purchase the 195 acre “Powder Major's Forest” in Madbury, Durham and Lee.  This property is rich in colonial and native American history and will become a wonderful recreation destination for the local community if we are successful.  Since we’ll be holding a number of field trips on the property to aid in the fundraising process, the current landowner is happy to have the Forest Society host a volunteer workday to make the property more accessible.  We’ll be working on marking and clearing a portion of the trail system, as well as improving

CONCORD -- March 25, 2016—The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) is looking for volunteer land stewards to help monitor and care for the nonprofit organization’s 180 conserved forest reservations.

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

This class is full, please call Tina at 603-224-9945 if you would like to be put on a wait list.

This is a half day workshop using classroom and field instruction to teach you how to work safely with a chainsaw in the woods. Topics will include safety considerations, felling, bucking and routine maintenance. NOTE: This training is required for Land Stewards to operate chainsaws on SPNHF properties.


Where: SPNHF Conservation Center (Concord) and Estes Forest (Concord). We may carpool to Estes for field practice in the afternoon.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:00am

In the spirit of Earth Day, join Forest Society Staff on Wednesday April 24th by helping to clean up trails on Mount Major.  This annual Trash Challenge is Co-sponsored by the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition that focuses on increasing land conservation in the Belknap Range.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:00am
MiddletonStrafford County, New Hampshire

Join the Forest Society's Moose Mountains Reservation Land Stewards Jason & Scott on our Annual Snow Shoe hike! We made it a week later this year in hopes we get a little more snow by then! On this years hike we will hit all the main points of MMR, so while there is nothing overly strenuous or difficult for experienced winter hikers, it will still be an all day hike.

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

This fun and interactive volunteer training will provide you with the basics of planning and executing a guided walk. Participants in the is free workshop should be willing to commit to leading (or co-leading) at least one outdoor hike or event in the subsequent 12 months.  You can do it!  It's easy, it's fun, and we promise you'll feel prepared after this workshop.  Sponsored by the Forest Society and UNH Cooperative Extension's Speaking for Wildlife Program.