Michelle Hansen became a volunteer land steward for the Porter-Rogerson Forest in Tamworth, where she lives, last spring. Around the same time, her obsession with tiny worlds hidden on the forest floor began. It started when the snow was beginning to melt and leave some bare patches in the fores
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.
When: Friday October 16th, 12:30- 4:30 PM
Where: SPNHF Conservation Center (Concord) and Estes Forest (Concord). We may carpool to Estes for field practice in the afternoon.
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.
Fall Foliage at Moose Mountains. Photo by Jason Morris.
Middleton, Strafford 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.
THIS WORKDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR AUG 11 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. IT IS RESCHEDULED FOR WEDS AUG 12, same time!
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.
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.
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).