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

Chris, Dave, and Sy talk about animals during their visit.

Something Wild: Sy & the orphaned hummingbirds

Chris Martin, Jessica Hunt, Dave Anderson | July 17, 2024

Her admiration for hummingbirds is evident: "They're the lightest birds in the sky. They're just full of air — they're just a bunch of lungs. They're like most birds; their feathers are hollow, their bones are hollow."

a framed photograph of a lake and mountain during autumn

On Display: "White Mountain Images," Art Exhibit at the Conservation Center with Chris Whiton

Sophie Oehler | July 9, 2024

Our new art exhibit features photography from Chris Whiton.

Man in grey t shirt reads label attached to tree branch

Forest Journal: Food For Thought

Dave Anderson | July 1, 2024

Dave Anderson interviews farmer-philosopher Bill Wardwell, who cultivates specialty fruit and nut trees in a “food forest” to help increase regional food security for the future.