Forest Society News & Features

The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Northern Pass transmission line. 

The document is available online at

The Big Question: Why should New Hampshire’s landowners, landscapes and communities subsidize Hydro-Quebec by permitting overhead towers and lines?

Two years in the making, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Northern Pass project on July 21, 2015. The DOE will host public hearings and a public comment period in October (see dates, etc.

Earlier this summer I wrote about bats, specifically wooden bats used by Major League Baseball teams to hit 95 mph fastballs (except the Boston Red Sox, who for the most part have only carried them uselessly from dugout to batter's box and back so far this season.)

BRIDGEWATER — With the state site evaluation committee’s hearings on the Northern Pass project set to begin next week, about 100 opponents of the plan gathered at the Inn on Newfound Lake Wednesday for a primer on how to fight the project.

Democratic U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen called the most Northern Pass recent proposal an important step forward, but says she’s not yet ready to endorse the project.

Green Mountain Fire Tower Facelift; Forest Society Expanding “High Watch” Preserve

Field Trip explores quiet Forest Society reservation in  late summer

Eversource Energy, the Fortune 500 company behind the Northern Pass project, has launched a new marketing blitz to support its new proposal. The project has been mired in controversy since its inception in 2010.

Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte says she’s not satisfied with Eversource’s plan to bury an additional 52 miles of the controversial Northern Pass project.

The utility said last week it would bury a total of 60 of the 192 miles.