Stewardship

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.   

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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 9:30am
Clean Up! 
Help remove dumped materials (shingles, an old shed, couches?!) from this beautiful preserve in Westmoreland. Get the instant gratification of seeing the difference you make in the natural world during this volunteer day. 
Friday, July 15, 2016 (All day)
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Join us for the 11th annual Monadnock Trails Week!  Volunteers are needed to help refurbish hiking trails on New Hampshire's most hiked mountain, Mount Monadnock.  Projects will include bog bridging, stone staircases, cleaning and/or construction of new waterbars, clearing a nature trail, and more.  No experience is necessary, but you should be willing to get dirty!  Each day runs from 9am-3pm; volunteers can join for just one day, or as many as you like.