The American chestnut is a large, monoecious deciduous tree of the beech family native to eastern North America. Before the species was devastated by the chestnut blight, a fungal disease, it was one of the most important forest trees throughout its range, and was considered the finest chestnut tree in the world.
Citizen science provides opportunities for volunteers to help with science research aimed at understanding the natural environment in New Hampshire.
Visitors to our forest reservations can contribute to environmental monitoring through digital photography with our Picture Posts. In addition, we train volunteers for long-term citizen science projects through partnerships with the American Chestnut Foundation and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.
As I was having lunch with Lee Baker at Fiddleheads Cafe in Hancock, one of the restaurant employees approached us with some grave news and a request: “There’s a huge dead bird in the parking lot,” she said, “and I thought, ‘Get Lee, he’ll know what to do!’” Lee and I put our lunch on hold and wa
This year at The Rocks Christmas Tree Farm, we are looking for 3-5 volunteers on each of the busiest pre-Christmas weekend days to help in the pre-cut Christmas tree area. The Christmas season at The Rocks is magical, with horse-drawn
Each year, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and New Hampshire State Parks host trail improvement projects at Monadnock State Park. In any given year, over 200,000 people hike its trails, which means we need a lot of volunteer help.