Timber Harvesting

On Saturday February 9, fifty hardy guests and forestry and education staff braved windy conditions to conduct a public timber harvest tour on a roughly 200 acre portion of the 1492 acre Forest Society Heald Tract in Wilton.

The Heald Tract Reservation in Wilton will have a timber harvest operation in the winter of 2018-19 that includes prescriptions to remove overstory trees to regenerate understory shrubs - specifically mountain laurel - that can greatly enhance cover for wildlife.   The specific goal for improving

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am
WiltonNH

On these special tours, learn from forestry experts with Meadowsend Timberlands, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Forest Society about the roles of the landowner, consulting forester and logging contractor. You’ll see an active timber sale layout from stumps to the landing and learn which trees are marked to cut and why. You’ll learn about wood markets, timber volumes and values. We’ll also discuss how non-timber features including water quality are protected during logging and how wildlife habitats and recreational trails can be enhanced.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am
JaffreyNH

On these special tours, learn from forestry experts with Bay State Forestry, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the Forest Society about the roles of the landowner, consulting forester and logging contractor. You’ll see an active timber sale layout from stumps to the landing and learn which trees are marked to cut and why. You’ll learn about wood markets, timber volumes and values. We’ll also discuss how non-timber features including water quality are protected during logging and how wildlife habitats and recreational trails can be enhanced.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

Forestry Tour at Diehl Family Forest in Lempster, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, January 7, fifty people hiked from the active timber landing along the Marlboro Trail to see active timber harvesting on 65 acres on the lower slopes of the Forest Society's 4500-acre Monadnock Reservation in Jaffrey.

The Forest Society is conducting a timber harvest this winter that is a good example of "adaptive management" on the David Wilson Land, a Forest Society reservation in Sharon.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Timber Harvesting Tour at Mount Monadnock

The Forest Society will host a public tour to showcase timber harvest activities being conducted on the Forest Society's Monadnock Forest Reservation above the Shaker Farm Road in Jaffrey. This tour will share the forestry prescriptions and logging activity taking place on approximately 50 acres adjacent to the Marlboro Trail.

CONCORD – Nov. 28, 2016 – The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) has begun a timber harvest on 65 acres of land the nonprofit organization owns on the western side of the lower slopes of Mt. Monadnock near Shaker Farm Road in Jaffrey.