Land Stewards

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

Save the Date!  Thursday,  Nov 8th, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. we'll be hosting the Forest Society's annual Fall Volunteer Appreciation Dinner here at our Conservation Center in Concord.  If you have volunteered for the Forest Society at any time, you are invited to come and enjoy dinner and drinks with other volunteers and Forest Society staff.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am
MiddletonStrafford County, New Hampshire

Join land stewards Jason & Scott for a hike to loop over Phoebes Nable Mt. on Saturday 10/10/15 (rain date will be Sunday 10/11)


We will meet at the parking lot at the end of New Portsmouth Road at 10 am and shortly after will begin our hike up Phoebe's Nable Mt. Trail from the parking lot. It is a somewhat steep trail that follows a logging road and skid trails. Partial views should be visible through the trees east and into the property to the Piper and Beauty Ledges.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:30am
DeeringHillsborough County, New Hampshire



The Forest Society is working on a new long-distance trail that will eventually connect our Hedgehog Mountain Forest with High Five Reservation (Wilson Hill) to the south.  On this workday, we will construct a footbridge and some stepping stones on this new trail, clear some blowdown and clean up some trash in what will eventually be a new parking area for the trailhead.

On Friday, May 29, Wendy Weisiger, the Forest Societ's lead forester, and Jake Bronnenberg of Bronnenberg Logging & Trucking led a chainsaw safety course at the Forest Society's Conservation Center in Concord.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am
MiddletonStrafford County, New Hampshire

Join Land Stewards Jason Morris and Scott Lavoice for a day of trail work on the new trail up Phoebe’s Nable at Moose Mountains Reservation in Middleton, NH. We would like to get this trail completed in 2015 since it will be included in AMC’s next Southern NH Trail Guide edition.  Work will primarily consist of clearing and duffing out the new trail corridor. Meet at the Moose Mountains Reservations trailhead at the end of New Portsmouth Road in Middleton. We will drive/carpool up to the field, which is a short distance from the trail head.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

Forest Society Lead Forester Wendy Weisiger and Jake Bronnenberg of Bronnenberg Logging & Trucking will lead this 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.  Please bring your own saw, fuel, oil, maintenance tools, and safety equipment (chaps, gloves, helmet and eye & ear protection).

The Forest Society’s land stewards are amazing volunteers.  I know this firsthand, as I’ve had the privilege of coordinating their activities on the Forest Society’s 170+ reservations for the past seven years.  Land stewards come from all over the state, from different educational backgrounds and

This morning I decided to put aside my usual activities and head over to Gap Mountain for a short hike.  It was cold, only 5 degrees, as I drove over to the south trailhead.  The temperature had dropped to –10 last night and the low winter sun had hardly had a chance to warm things up a bit befor