The recipient of the Forest Society’s 2016 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year award is no newcomer to conservation or land stewardship. Ben Haubrich first became familiar with the Forest Society in the early 1970s when, fresh out of college, he became the manager of Monadnock State Park. At
After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods in Gilford, volunteers and staff teamed-up to build two new hiking trail bridges and to seed-down portions of skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network. The hiking trails had been
Volunteers are needed to help replace the old, rotting bog bridging in Kingston. You can lend a hand moving, leveling, setting, and replacing lumber for Cedar Swamp Pond's pedestrian access. No experience necessary. Bring lunch and water, wear closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants. Tools, gloves, and snack provided.
The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests. This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail. They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou
Join us at Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest in Lempster for everyone's favorite outdoor task- trail work! Volunteers are needed to help install a water bar and fix other drainage structures along this trail. After fixing up the route, volunteers have the option to hike to the top of Silver Mountain for great views.
Volunteer while enjoying a great view atop Morse Preserve in Alton overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. We need volunteers to help clear young woody plants from the summit area. If we are lucky there may even be fruiting blueberries!
Join us for the 11th annual Monadnock Trails Week! Volunteers are needed to help refurbish hiking trails on New Hampshire's most hiked mountain, Mount Monadnock. Projects will include bog bridging, stone staircases, cleaning and/or construction of new waterbars, clearing a nature trail, and more. No experience is necessary, but you should be willing to get dirty! Each day runs from 9am-3pm; volunteers can join for just one day, or as many as you like.
Have you ever been on a guided hike through the woods that was absolutely terrible because there was nothing to see and your guide didn’t point out enough fascinating facts about nature? Yeah, me neither. This is one of the points we try to get across to volunteers at our Field Trip 101 worksho