Protecting Our Lands, Preserving NH's Quality of Life
Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations. As a non-profit membership organization, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting New Hampshire's most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources.
Our accomplishments include:
- Helping to protect over one million acres of open space in the state.
- Effectively promoting good land stewardship, through education and by example.
- Advocating public policies that encourage the wise conservation of natural resources.
Our 10,000 members make us what we are today – a unique blend of visionary land trust, balanced environmental advocate and intelligent forestry association. We think it's a winning combination – for New Hampshire's most scenic landscapes, its caring people and for the many generations to come.
Read about our strategic vision for the next 25 years: New Hampshire Everlasting, an effort to conserve additional special places statewide to protect our quality of life and to support traditional natural resources, agriculture and scenic tourism economies in the state.
Like us on Facebook! Visit us on the web: www.forestsociety.org.
Some current projects:
- Forest Society timber harvest tours share how we practice and promote model sustainable forestry on private NH woodlands.
- “Everybody Hikes Mt. Major! Conserving the Belknap Mountains and Trails” land conservation campaign. We’re almost at the summit! The Belknap Range campaign to protect critical tracts of land on and near Mount Major in Alton showcases how the Forest Society partners with organizations and towns to protect recreational resources, water quality as well as wildlife habitat and working forests. Learn how you can help!
- Learn about our network of permanent Forest Reservations – 174 tracts totaling nearly 54,000 acres statewide – by visiting our guide to Forest Society lands.
- We rely on a network of 150+ trained volunteer land stewards. Volunteer opportunities, events and work days include the annual Monadnock Trails Week. Other volunteer opportunities to help steward special places owned by the Forest Society and managed to encourage public recreation include opportunities at the Concord Conservation Center, Lost River Reservation and Grafton Pond.
Looking for great opportunities for your employees to volunteer? Talk with the Forest Society about how you can get involved!