Forest Society News & Features

After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods, volunteers and staff teamed up to build two new hiking trail bridges and seed-down the timber harvest skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network.  

Summer Drought Effects Include Winners and Losers

Now that autumn has officially arrived, I checked with water and wildlife experts to identify winners and losers during the prolonged drought.

Leaving work on my bike recently, I noticed a bird’s nest on the ground at the edge of the driveway.   It was still perfectly formed, probably blown off its perch by the wind. I’m always intrigued by bird nests.

The fall hiking season is here at last– crisp air, colorful leaves and, best of all – no bugs! It's a great time to hike, but sometimes we don’t have the luxury of spending an entire Saturday on the trail.

What are these hikers doing?

The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests.  This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail.  They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou

Campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State show that Executive Councilor Chriis Sununu accepted $18,950 in contributions from 25 individuals who work for Eversource over the last two weeks.


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The iconic call of the loon is one you’ll hear on ponds and lakes throughout the state. We’re checked in with John Cooley, Senior Biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee to learn a bit about the bird and the state of its welfare.

 

After a busy summer season, many people are asking us, "What's going on with Northern Pass?" The Forest Society remains committed to fighting the Northern Pass transmission project as proposed.