Wildlife

The Forest Society's mission includes conserving land that supports New Hampshire's native animals and plants, so that wildlife remains a part of our everyday world. Visit this page to explore stories, projects and stewardship related to wildlife and habitat.

The Reservation Stewardship Department is responsible for the management of the Forest Society’s fee-owned lands (over 56,000 acres, the Forest Society’s largest asset).   These lands are managed with a vision that is focused on the future, ensuring the biological richness of the state while providing economic and social returns to the organization, its members, and the public.

We started the day on Appledore Island, just outside Portsmouth Harbor. The Shoals Marine Lab, resident there, traces its history back to 1928. Among the biologists spending the summer there this year were Dr. Elizabeth Craig, Tern Conservation Program Manager.

Autumn as arrived. As the leaves begin to change we want to take a moment to reflect on this year's exciting (and humid) summer season.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
PortsmouthNH

Join us for a fun and wild night of Bat$#!& Crazy Bingo and Trivia with Center for Wildlife, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Portsmouth Brewery! Our staff and animal ambassadors will also challenge your brain with a wildlife spelling bee and trivia. Enjoy the games, raffle prizes, and delicious and locally crafted beer at local favorite, the Portsmouth Brewery!

When: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time: 6-9 PM

Location: Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Kirk Dorsey wanted to be an ornithologist, so he went to Cornell University. “But I was not a particularly good student at ornithology…all the biology classes. But I was taking history classes for fun.” And in his junior year he found himself in a US Foreign Policy class.

Join us for a fun and wild night of Bat$#!& Crazy Bingo and Trivia with Center for Wildlife, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Portsmouth Brewery!

Aldo Leopold wrote, “The months of the year, from January up to June, are a geometric progression in the abundance of distractions.”  It certainly seems so on the floodplain, especially during May and June when the distractions are so abundant that it’s hard to choose what to watch becau

New Hampshire benefits from the presence of seven different turtle species. This week on Something Wild we’re taking a closer look at two of the most common species you can find all over the state: painted turtles and snapping turtles.