Forest Society News & Features

In the good news department, the U.S. Senate included language in the Energy Policy Modernization Act (the “Energy bill”) it recently approved which provides for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.  New Hampshire’s two U.S.

The NH Site Evaluation Committee posted the following notice of a public hearing on Northern Pass in Whitefield on May 19: 

By the end of the meeting that more than two dozen residents attended, Barry estimated about $600 had been donated.

This was the second time in a week residents have weighed in on hiring an attorney. 

CONCORD – May 2, 2016 – Birding, wild edibles, geocaching and forest ecology are among the topics of a series of free, guided walks offered by The Society for the Protection of N.H.

Jamie Sayen could be the bravest man in Coos County. Why? Sayen had

the courage to tell the truth about what Eversource is doing to his area.

These days we’re flashing back to when people reacted with shock and anger to the initial proposal for the Northern Pass transmission line, as its recent alignment with the hoped-for Balsams redevelopment and the push for its Forward NH Fund have sparked a whole new wave of protest.

There was the recent announcement by Eversource Energy, the developer, that contractors had been signed to build the project. Although a primary sales pitch for Northern Pass has been the New Hampshire jobs it will create, the retained companies are not local.

The Forest Society’s forest conservation efforts protect myriad historic resources including hidden cemeteries… and tales they contain.

New Hampshire is experiencing one of those few rare and special weeks right now. About 48 weeks of the year, the New Hampshire landscape is pretty homogenous; from a distance our deciduous trees can all look the same: either a blanket of green leaves, or nothing but sticks.