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 stream runs through forestland in Berlin.

Striking a Balance in Berlin: Protecting 730 Acres

This project builds on a legacy of conservation in the Upper Androscoggin River Valley and will accomplish work­ing forest conservation, public recre­ational access, watershed protection, and enhanced conservation connectivity — all within the city limits of Berlin. 

Forest Society News & Updates

Hypertherm employees pose by Grafton Pond.

Summer Approaches, One Volunteer Work Day at a Time!

Sophie Oehler | June 20, 2024

The pre-hiking season kicks off with a series of volunteer work days as the Forest Society races to prepare for the summer visitors. 

Heavy machine picks up granite step for the trail.

Trail Work Project on Track at Mount Major

Anna Berry | June 18, 2024

The Forest Society’s sustainable trail work continues at Mount Major this month and is on track to be completed by mid-August. 

The text says What's Wrong with this tree?! and the photo shows a yellowing pine.

Forestry Focus: What's Wrong With This Tree?!

Sophie Oehler | June 13, 2024

This June we’re seeing a dramatic “browning” of white pine needles across the region, and many people have been asking what could be creating this change.