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.

 

Take one flannel shirt, one Mike Napoli beard circa October 2013, mix in an iphone 6 and some workboots, then add an overpolished axe and flavor with homebrewed craft beer and you’ve got the latest lifestyle fashion trend for men: the “Lumbersexual”.

Something Wild: The Twelve Days of Christmas NH Redux

A Logging Life – Planning, Purpose and Pride

Prescribed burn on the Harmon Preserve in Freedom Courtesy Photo - TNC
Responsible and sustainable forest management has remained at the center of the Forest

I always make sure to have a pint or two of real maple syrup squirreled away in the back of the cabinet. It seems only prudent to have a back-up supply.

With any number of agricultural products—meats, eggs, milk, vegetables, fruits—it’s not always easy for consumers to connect the end product sitting temptingly in the market with the effort it takes to grow and prepare them for sale. Wood products—notably lumber-- are no different.

Pundits and politicians could learn a thing or two from a New Hampshire woodlot. For all the science involved in managing the inevitable change in the composition of a forest, sometimes the change a forester wants just doesn’t happen.

As those who know me would eagerly agree, my dog is way smarter than me. Even those who know don’t know my dog would wager on it. Even my dog would agree, although as long as I keep punching his free ticket on the gravy train, he doesn’t judge.