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Who We Are

Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is now one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations. As a non-profit membership organization, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the state'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 beautiful landscapes, its caring people and for the many generations to come.

Read more about our vision for the next 25 years: New Hampshire Everlasting, an effort to conserve another one million acres and continue preserving the quality of life in this state.

Forest Society-protected land to date*

Type of protection Number of properties Total acreage
Totals 999 189,165
Forest Society reservations 175 53,258
Forest Society-held conservation easements (grantee and executory) 730 122,530
Land transferred with deed restrictions 94 13,377

* The Forest Society also provides assistance to land trusts, municipalities, state and federal agencies, and other conservation organizations to protect additional land throughout the state.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a private, non-profit membership organization. We are a registered 501c3 non-profit.


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