Seeking New Volunteers to Help Care for Forest Reservations across New Hampshire

February 27, 2019
Land Steward painting a blaze on a tree along a forested trail

Land Steward Len Martin touches up blazing on a trail during a volunteer workday.

The Forest Society is currently recruiting new volunteer land stewards for a number of our Forest Reservations across the state!  

Volunteer Land Stewards help with stewardship and monitoring tasks, and are part of a vibrant team of volunteers who help staff complete trails and stewardship projects on Forest Society lands. New stewards must complete the one-time Land Steward Training, which will be held April 12-13, 2019 at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center, 400 Sawmill Road, Greenfield, NH (Google Map).

This is a two-day, in-residence training where new stewards stay, eat, and learn together-and have a lot of fun while they're at it! Topics covered in the training include Forest Society organizational overview; forest management and timber harvesting; trail maintenance, boundary monitoring, survey and compass navigation, community engagement, and recreation management. Learn more about the Land Steward Program.

If you live in or near the following towns, are interested in becoming a volunteer land steward, and are able to attend the Training on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019-- please email Andy Crowley at for more information!   

Land steward volunteer hiking with loppers for a volunteer workday in Milton New Hampshire
Land stewards enjoy the outdoors and working in the woods!
Hillsborough County:
  • Deering - Dudley Pond Forest
  • Weare - Zephaniah Breed Forest
  • Wilton - Everett Forest & Wilton Forest

Merrimack County:

  • Boscawen/Webster - Prince Pasture
  • Salisbury - Porkepyn Rylle Forest
  • Henniker - Foster Conservancy
  • Andover/Franklin - Lawrence W. and Caroline B. Robie Forest

Cheshire County:

  • Stoddard - Thurston V. Williams Family Forest
  • Surry - French-Harris Memorial Forest

Sullivan County:

  • Lempster - Diehl Family Forest

Grafton County:

  • Enfield - Tucker Forest
  • Haverhill - Kingsbury Timber - Chippewa Trail Lot

Carroll Country:

  • Sandwich - Sharp Forest
  • Sandwich - Coolidge Tree Farm

Coos County:

  • Stewartstown - Kribstock-Fowler Preserve

This is not an exhaustive list of needs and there may be opportunities on other forest reservations not listed here. Contact the Land Steward Program Coordinator for more info.

Volunteer show off a newly completed hiking bridge at Monadnock Trails Week
Land Stewards and other volunteers show off a newly completed hiking bridge at the annual Monadnock Trails Week.