Stewardship

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. 

To reinvigorate the white-pine dominant forest at the Forest Society's Whittemore Reservation in Lyndeborough, the Forest Society started a timber harvest in November.  Licensed forester Eric Radloff of Bay State Forestry is administering the harvest, and loggers from HHP, a forest products compa

The recipient of the Forest Society’s 2016 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year award is no newcomer to conservation or land stewardship.  Ben Haubrich first became familiar with the Forest Society in the early 1970s when, fresh out of college, he became the manager of Monadnock State Park.  At

The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests.  This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail.  They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou

The Forest Society is conducting a timber harvest on the western side of the lower slopes of Mount Monadnock.