Forest Society News & Features

A 10-year trend shows New England losing forest cover in expanding urban areas -- where development is permanent and rarely reverts back to forest.

There are few sounds in nature that command your attention as effectively as the rattle of a rattlesnake. And though these snakes are not aggressive, that sound does elicit a hard-wired, innate fear response.

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.

Twenty-four new land stewards attended a comprehensive training program in late April 2016 to learn everything they needed to know to adopt one of the Forest Society's reservations.