Forest Society News & Features

Good evening. My name is Jane Difley, and I am the President/Forester of the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. The Forest Society was founded in 1901 to “perpetuate the forests of New Hampshire through their wise use and their complete reservation in places of special scenic beauty.”

Concord resident Gene Rudolph has one big question when it comes to the Northern Pass transmission project: “Why can’t they bury it?”

In light of the announcement a few weeks ago from Northern Pass that they are now proposing to bury Northern Pass transmission lines around the White Mountain National Forest--while leaving them largely overhead in Coos County and elsewhere--we want to let people know where we stand.

Greenfield, N.H. – The 2015 New Hampshire Tree Farm Field Day will take place at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, N.H. on Sept.19, 2015.

Northern Pass and Eversource will soon file applications with the state’s Site Evaluation Committee. Before doing so, state law requires them to hold public information sessions in each county in which they intend to build their transmission line.

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 http://www.northernpasseis.us/.

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.)