Forest Society News & Features

The Forest Society's 114th Annual Meeting was held Sept. 26 at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem. After a beautiful fall day of field trips and a catered dinner, President/Forester Jane Difley recognized this year's Conservationists of the Year:  

EASTON – The owners of one of the most scenic farmsteads in Easton have ensured that their fields and forests will remain intact and undeveloped for future generations by donating a conservation easement on them to the Society for the Protection of N.H.

 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen sees the government shutdown looming, as well as the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund which is set to expire on Sept. 30, and she warns that both would be extremely detrimental to the economy.

I was at the recent Northern Pass public input session in Whitefield and was reminded, as I am from time to time, that people expect to me to “speak for the forests.” They don’t mean me personally, but rather that they expect the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to defend the f

Fallen Fruit Fuels A Feast

The season of fallen apples and longer nights has arrived… I’m reaping an unexpected harvest of wildlife photos from this year’s bumper fruit tree crop.

You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea).  In nature, a hoarder will hide food in one place.  Everything it gathers will be stored in a single tree or den.  But for some animals one food cache isn't enough.  We call these animals scatter hoarders.

The Department of Energy says Northern Pass' new plan to bury 52 more miles of the controversial line will require additional study and it is cancelling public hearings planned in October.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that they would be preparing a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Northern Pass transmission line.