Volunteers

To help the Easement Stewardship team monitor thousands of acres of conservation properties, the Volunteer Easement Monitoring Program (VEMP) was started in 2016. Since then, the program has been gradually expanding.

For the last 27 years, the Forest Society has leaned on the assistance of community volunteers to monitor our conserved lands and help with special projects. Land Stewards form the backbone of our volunteer programs and are integral in meeting our mission.

Volunteer Land Steward George Beaton, of Bradford, was recently recognized at the Spirit of New Hampshire Volunteer Awards, an annual event organized by Volunteer NH.  The Forest Society nominated George for this honor for his outstanding volunteer efforts on many fronts: monitoring and stewardin

This July, the Forest Society with partners at NH State Parks will host “Monadnock Trails Week” beginning Friday July 19 through Tuesday July 23 in Jaffrey.

When the Forest Society protected 200 acres on Mount Major in 2015, our fundraising slogan was “Everybody Hikes Mount Major.”  There has never been a more accurate campaign slogan, even in New Hampshire, home of the nation’s first primary. 

One thing I love about working for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) is the variety of situations that I encounter. As a conservation easement steward, I spend a lot of time in the woods or behind a computer screen, but I never know what to expect.

What could be a better metaphor for community connectedness than a group of individuals coming together to build a bridge?

For decades, environmentalists and public service agencies have attempted various slogans to teach people about the harm litter causes wildlife, water, and our environment and to ask more people to take personal responsibility. What will it take to stop our litter problem once and for all?

Since its early beginnings in 1993, the Forest Society Land Steward Program has been the volunteer backbone of our forest reservations. Each spring the Forest Society aims to recruit and train 25 new volunteers to join the program.