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.

“Whoa, that’s not a pine cone!”

WALKING in New Hampshire woods, I'm usually looking up and looking out. Tall trees, flitting birds overhead and the possibility of dozing deer or a bounding bear keep my chin up.

Tom Brady stopped by for a visit last week. Or, rather, it seemed like Tom Brady stopped by. It was really much more exciting: A bobcat sauntered around right outside our office here at the Concord neighborhood home of the Conservation Center.

Walking amid clouds of swarming insects, a bird suddenly flushes from underfoot in thick vegetation along a trail. I draw a bead on that spot and step lightly.

Carefully woven, a local tapestry of territories lies tattered and torn. 

Bereft of song; obsolete and forlorn.

In which a groundhog predicts not only the remaining length of winter, but the outcome of Northern Pass.

Changing Landscapes

New Hampshire is unusually well endowed with forests and sparkling waters. We enjoy walking, hiking, picnicking, hunting, and working on our lands. Products from the forests and farmland nourish and shelter us. Open space sustains our economy and our culture.

The landscapes of New Hampshire help define and enrich our quality of life.