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.

In December 2015, the Forest Society began harvesting timber from the southern part of the Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest in Lempster.  The Forest Society acquired this 1,827-acre gem in 2010, and the forest management plan was completed in 2014.  This harvest is the first of several planned en

Chris Shadler is a wild canid biologist, and for about 25 years, her specialty has been the coyote. The first confirmed case of coyotes in New Hampshire was an individual found in a trap in Holderness in the mid 1940s.

The opossum came back… at least temporarily.

Bobcats have been all over the news lately. It's kind of amazing to think that 30 years ago wildlife biologists estimated there were only 150 bobcats in New Hampshire. That's not the case anymore - their numbers are now estimated to be around 1400!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:00pm

RESCHEDULED: Mammal Tracking and Winter Wildlife EcologyTry Again

The Fells and Hay Forest Reservation

Wednesday, March 16, 1 – 4pm

SNOW/WEATHER alternate date: Wednesday March 23 1 to 4 pm (following week)

Earlier this week on my way to work I cast my eye skyward to see sunny blue skies with few clouds. The voice on the radio was telling me to expect 1-3 inches of snow later in the day, and even went so far as to predict what time the snow would start falling in my part of the state.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series / March 2016

All programs take place on Tuesday evenings in March from 7 to 8:30 pm at the NH Division of Forests and Lands’ Caroline Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, Hillsborough, NH.

Some Creatures Great & Small in the Granite State

"How come we never seem to see many animals when we're hiking?" 

It's a familiar lament from those who wish to get more out of precious free time enjoying the peace of the forest and freedom of the hills. I've got a few time-tested and simple tips to help maximize your chances to …

We’ve been hearing a LOT about porcupines this year.

They seem to be everywhere! It’s positively a plague of porcupines!