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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:00am
DeeringNH

The Forest Society is partnering with the VT/NH Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to start a chestnut seed orchard on the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH!  Join us as we get started in this effort planting our first 600 chestnuts.  We are looking for 15-20 volunteers on this day to help lay weed barrier fabric, plant chestnuts, install growth tubes, and put down mulch.  We'll start at 10am and work until we're done, which will likely depend upon the number of hands we have.  Please register below if interested, so that we can email you directions to the field where we'll be

The Forest Society is currently recruiting new volunteer land stewards for a number of our Forest Reservations across the state!  

Do you like to hike off-trail in the woods?  Would you like to explore conservation properties and enjoy the challenge of navigating through the forest with a map and compass?  

If so, the Forest Society's Volunteer Easement Monitor Program (VEMP) may be a great fit for you!  

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