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A line of hikers make their way down a gravel road towards the camera.

Guess What? Spending time outside is good for you!

Matt Leahy | October 28, 2023

Protecting important green spaces and ensuring people have to access to them are not frivolous or minor goals.

Sen Shaheen and the conservation staff pose in front of Cherry Pond in Whitefield.

Forest Society Joins Senator Shaheen at Connecticut River Watershed Partnership Act Launch Event

Matt Leahy | September 28, 2023

Forest Society staff recently joined our conservation partners in helping U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announce the introduction of the Connecticut River Watershed Partnership Act.

NH State Capital Dome against blue sky, American and POW flag waving

New Hampshire Current Use Board to Hold Public Forums

Matt Leahy | September 25, 2023

The NH Current Use Board to hold public will be holding a series of public forums to accept comments on the State’s Current Use Program starting in November.

Solar panels at The Rocks in a Christmas tree field surrounded by wildflowers in summer.

International Energy Agency Releases Net Zero Roadmap

Matt Leahy | September 24, 2023

The report is at once sobering; it notes that the path to hitting that target has narrowed.

A river runs through the forest.

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Enhance the Protection of the Connecticut River Watershed

Matt Leahy | August 28, 2023

The act proposes to establish a partnership among federal, state, local and private entities to promote conservation, restoration, education and recreation efforts in the important watershed.

A view through green leaves in a forest.

Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate to Establish New Forest Conservation Program

Matt Leahy | August 23, 2023

The purpose of the program is to keep forests as forests through the use of conservation easements that purchase development rights from willing private and tribal landowners to prevent conversion to non-forest uses.

Forest Society Statement on Governor Sununu's Veto of HB142

Jack Savage | August 21, 2023

"It is too early for us to comment on what the future will be for low-grade wood markets but we will continue to work with our partners in the forestry community to assess our next steps," said Jack Savage, president of the Forest Society.

Dry, dead grass with a dandelion growing among it.

Forest Advocate: Climate Change & Heat Waves

Matt Leahy | July 28, 2023

These extreme heat events are not rare anymore.