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.

It's planting season at the Forest Society's working Christmas tree farm.

For some, maple sugaring is a perennial ritual, painstakingly completed as we usher out the bitter wisps of winter, and embrace balmier, brighter days of early spring.

Due to COVID, The Rocks' traditional maple tours are going virtual for this year's sugaring season. Join Forest Society North Country Property Director Nigel Manley on March 25 and March 27 to learn more about the history and process behind making maple syrup.

Take heart winter-weary friends. The first pulses of springtime arrive in the smallest of signs.

In February, Forest Society staff forester Gabe Roxby was invited to participate in a virtual panel discussion focusing on the intersection of forestry and art.

There’s a comforting quality to homegrown wood heat — flickering flames — whether it’s a backyard campfire or for home heating.

The N.H. Tree Farm Program has announced that Charles and Mabel Niebling of Boscawen have been named the 2021 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

The building renovation is the central element of a multi-phased plan to re-envision The Rocks.

The annual series has moved online this year, with experts exploring topics ranging from restoring wildlife habitat to foraging for edible native plants.