The Forest Society is currently recruiting new volunteer land stewards for a number of our Forest Reservations across the state!  

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.


American Chestnut

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.

Community 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 community science projects through partnerships with the American Chestnut Foundation and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest.

Learn more about our community science opportunities and how to get involved by clicking the links below.

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

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 9:00am
TroyCheshire County, New Hampshire

Help build a turnpike at Gap Mountain in Troy, NH! What’s a Turnpike??? (click to see an example)

What's full of camaraderie and fun, and makes you feel young? Grab a pair of sturdy shoes, throw on some clothes for getting dirty, and meet me at the trailhead to find out.