Stewardship

The Reservation Stewardship Department is responsible for the management of the Forest Society’s fee-owned lands (over 56,000 acres, the Forest Society’s largest asset).   These lands are managed with a vision that is focused on the future, ensuring the biological richness of the state while providing economic and social returns to the organization, its members, and the public.

When you donate to the Forest Society mission, you join with thousands of others in making a difference for wildlife, water, working woods, conservation, and outdoor recreation.

Black bears in field
Young forests and fields are a boon for wildlife. Photo by Ben Hudson.

What's full of camaraderie and fun, and makes you feel young? Grab a pair of sturdy shoes, throw on some clothes for getting dirty, and meet me at the trailhead to find out.

In February of 2018, the Forest Society began a harvest on the western side of Mount Monadnock.  The goal of this harvest is to cut high-quality red oak trees that have attained maturity and provide an opportunity for new oaks

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am
BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire

Releasing and pruning wild apple trees can keep them healthy and result in greater fruit production for use by a wide variety of wildlife. This basic introduction to releasing and pruning wild apple trees, with both indoor classroom session and outdoor field practice, will be led by Nigel Manly (Director of the Forest Society’s Rocks Estate). The indoor portion will be held at the Rocks Estate of Bethlehem and field pruning practice will be held nearby in Bethlehem.

Bring a bag lunch and water, and dress in warm layers for outdoor practice. 

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:00am
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Releasing and pruning wild apple trees can keep them healthy and result in greater fruit production for use by a wide variety of wildlife. This basic introduction to releasing and pruning wild apple trees, with both indoor classroom session and outdoor field practice, will be led by Nigel Manly (Director of the Forest Society’s Rocks Estate). The indoor portion will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center and field pruning practice will be held at the nearby Gap Mountain Reservation. 

Bring a bag lunch and water, and dress in warm layers for outdoor practice. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018 (All day)
AltonBelknap County, New Hampshire

Save the date for New Hampshire's annual land conservation conference, Saving Special Places 2018!  Saving Special Places will be held on Saturday April 7th, 2018 at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, NH.  More details about workshop offerings and registration will be available in February on UNH Cooperative Extension's website here.