Working Forests

The Forest Society's mission includes perpetuating New Hampshire's forests through their 'wise use', or sustainable forestry. Working forests--those managed to provide a renewable wood resource--are more likely to remain as forests rather than being lost to development. Visit this page to explore stories and projects related to working forests.

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.

The Forest Society is conducting a timber harvest this summer on our Black Mountain Forest, which straddles the Sutton-Warner town line, and contains one of the hiking trails to the summit of Mount Kearsarge.

The Forest Society and our partners at the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters and UNH Cooperative Extension are sponsoring a new webinar series.

New Hampshire State Forester Brad Simpkins recently left the position in order to take a new job with the U.S. Forest Service’s Cooperative Fire Program in Durham.

Join Andy Crowley, Land Steward Program Coordinator and carpenter, for a new woodworking project on the Forest Society's Facebook page each Wednesday and new videos will be available to view directly following each broadcast on Facebook and then posted here as well by the next day.

Build a Bird Shelf- (Video was recorded live)

The Governor's decision to allow those employed in the forest products sector to continue to work will help the state recover from the damaging effects of the pandemic.

What are Forest Society foresters up to during the global pandemic? Manager Wendy Weisiger shares her "social distancing" strategy.

Researchers at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in North Woodstock have created experimental ice storm events similar to the Ice Storm of 1998 to better understand the stresses ice storms have on trees and forests.

The Forest Society plans to renovate the existing historic Carriage Barn at the Rocks as its new “Forest Society North” Conservation Center.