Forest Society News & Features

I live in Concord and my family loves to hike, bike and snowshoe.  We often make use of the conserved land in Concord, there are a lot of beautiful trails and they’re close to home.  So I was heartbroken to hear about the brush fires in Concord in the last few weeks because most were on conservat

The Union Leader's Dave Solomon reported May 12 that Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, along with Reps.

“For years, I had been on a quest for the perfect tree to photograph…,” begins the note Ken Harvey of Merrimack writes about one of his photos. It’s a maple tree in winter, its branches leafless, stark and dark against a white perfection of snow-covered New Hampshire hillside.

When I arrived home from work one warm day last week, the dogs suggested that we take a walk in the field out beyond the barn. Over the course of time all dogs have perfected the highly persuasive suggestion, and so I couldn't refuse.

How birds use songs as language.

When Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” he meant baseball’s 1973 National League pennant race. But the same could be said for conservation projects involving town land. 

I downloaded the (geocaching) application last weekend and asked a friend to join me at the Merrimack River Outdoor Education & Conservation Area, managed by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

You’d think a group of high school girls would have only disparaging remarks about litterbugs after picking up scads of sticky granola bar wrappers and Gatorade bottles – plus some really weird items -- from the summit and trails of Mt. Major last weekend.

After spending most of his career in New Jersey and raising a family there with his late wife Catherine, David Diehl knew just what he was looking for when he decided in 1997 to quit city life and spend the rest of his days back in his hometown of Lempster, N.H.