Forest Society News & Features

The Forest Society was part of the efforts in 1988 that led to the State’s acquisition of the 40,000-acre Nash Stream State Forest in Coos County.  Our involvement was driven by the significant impacts this property has long had on the regional forest-based economy, scenic forest landscapes, fish

As we discussed in the last edition of the Forest Advocate, the NH Legislature has been considering a bill, SB 324, which amends an old state law requiring approval of federal land acquisitions by the governor and executive council.

The N.H. Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) voted 7-0 at a meeting in Whitefield on May 19 to adopt a schedule for hearing the Northern Pass (NP) project application that extends the statutory schedule for review by nine months.  Under the new schedule, the SEC has targeted Sept.

My name is Will Abbott, and I am here this evening representing the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests.  I have three specific comments.

 

 

DURHAM, N.H. —New Hampshire public opinion appears to have shifted narrowly against the controversial Northern Pass project to deliver 1,090 megawatts of Canadian-generated hydro power to New England via nearly 200 miles of transmission lines that would cut through the Granite State.

In the good news department, the U.S. Senate included language in the Energy Policy Modernization Act (the “Energy bill”) it recently approved which provides for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  New Hampshire’s two U.S.

The NH Site Evaluation Committee posted the following notice of a public hearing on Northern Pass in Whitefield on May 19: