The Forest Society’s 2017 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Russ Wilder, has been enjoying the Belknap Range on the southern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee since he was a small boy.  

Volunteers for Monadnock Trails Week just completed the 12th year of trail improvements on Mt. Monadnock. Volunteers worked with Forest Society staff and trailwork professionals to accomplish projects that make hiking the mountain safer, easier, and less impactful to the surrounding forest.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society) and N.H. State Parks are hosting the 12th Annual Monadnock Trails Week from July 14 to July 18.

The Forest Society's Mount Major Outdoor Classroom (MMOC) Program gained some new capacity this spring.  This program is provided to elementary and middle schools that already send students on field trips to hike Mount Major.

Memorial Day is this weekend and people will head out to natural areas for picnics, hikes and bike rides. We want to have fun surrounded by natural beauty, and most of us will find that natural beauty unsullied, thanks to the hard work of the litter picker-uppers. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 (All day)
JaffreyCheshire County, New Hampshire

Join us for the 13th Annual Monadnock Trails Week!

Meet @ 9am - Work until 3pm then hike out

Ever wonder how that rock staircase miles up the trail came to be? The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and N.H. State Parks are hosting trail improvement projects all over the mountain.  In this week-long event you'll gain a new perspective of hiking trails by helping to maintain them. 


Every spring, volunteers from Hypertherm, Inc. help the Forest Society with a thorough pre-season cleaning at Grafton Pond.  Hypertherm allows its employees to volunteer for non-profits and community events several days each year, paying them for a normal day at work. 

When I arrive in Jaffrey on Dec. 20th, the last day of autumn, it's -3 degrees Fahrenheit. I don’t plan on being cold for long but I stay in my car for an extra minute.  Soon other pickup trucks roll in.