Erosion issues on the trails at Mount Major

Support Sustainable Trail Improvements at Mount Major.

We're currently constructing a sustainable trail to take the place of about 1/3 mile of the existing Main/Blue Trail that is badly eroded (pictured). In addition to being a more enjoyable hiking experience, the new trail section should also require much less maintenance over time. It will also be a major ecological improvement, reducing runoff and silting into Lake Winnipesaukee. 

A view of Monadnock in the fall.

Save the Date for the Forest Society's Annual Meeting

The 123rd Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, September 21 in Peterborough. The meeting will include field trips to explore our Monadnock region properties and a keynote address by Annie Proulx, author of the non-fiction book Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis, and the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Shipping News.

Forest Society News & Updates

The pavilion at Bretzfelder Park in summer.

Bretzfelder Park Summer Family Educational Series Kicks Off August 7 in Bethlehem

July 18, 2024

The Society for the Protection of NH Forests and Bretzfelder Park Committee offer the free educational series twice a year.

Museum of the White Mountains Director Meghan C. Doherty explained the exhibit to the group.

Forest Society Joins NH Conservation Community in Learning Journey About Indigenous Connections to Land

Anna Berry | July 18, 2024

Participants of the NH Learning Journey aimed to foster foundational understanding of the deep history of our landscapes and strengthen our ability to respectfully engage with indigenous people in our conservation work. 

Volunteers and staff pose at Gipson Forest.

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: New trail brings new adventure to Stephenson Memorial Library

Jessica Timmons | July 18, 2024

“The goal is for community members who are using the library to be able to enjoy the trail system. The library can also provide a safe and easy parking for those wishing to access the trails,” Carrie Deegan of the Forest Society stated.